On December 10, 2020, at the age of 95. Survived by his wife of 70 years, Gertrude (nee: Knoebel) Klemmer; his 5 children, Norman (Patricia) Klemmer, Karen M. (Bob Schlosky) Klemmer, Susan (James) Fackelman, Paul (Mary Jo) Klemmer and John R. (Karen) Klemmer; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelly, Ryan, Justin, Jessica, Philip, Kristen, Calvin, Shane, Dawn, Casey; and twelve great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his siblings Harold, Bernard, Audrey, Dominica and Albert. He cherished the company of the extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
John served in WWII as a US Marine in the Pacific Theater. Within a few years of his return he met Gertrude “Trudy,” married, and raised their family in the Town of Gates. He worked for RG&E in the Steam Distribution Department until his retirement, where he had many memorable stories of friends and characters that had enlivened his 35+ years there. He was an active member of St Theodore’s RC Church and later attended St Helen RC Church, and a member of local VFW Post. He enjoyed a long and heathy retirement with Trudy, spending time with grandchildren, traveling, and visiting old friends and family.
Services and interment will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers please consider giving to the Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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