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David M. Kluk

DAVID M. KLUK age 73, beloved and devoted lifelong husband for 50 years of Patricia “Patty”  (nee McHugh); loving father of Jennifer (husband Jeff Schill) and Stephanie (husband Vince Lopez); devoted “Papa” of Lauren Becker, Milo Lopez, Jason Schill, Olive Lopez and Daniel Schill; cherished son of  the late Martin and Gloria (nee Smargiassi); dearest brother of Sandra Kluk, Debbie Nelson (husband Michael), Laura Koch (husband Robert) and Robert Kluk (wife Denise); treasured brother-in-law of Ann McHugh and Edward Mallinak and the late Mary Kay and John Fox Sr.; dear uncle, great uncle and friend of many. Survived by his faithful canine companion Loki.

Dave was born on March 9, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio, and passed away December 16, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1968 and went on to college at CSU and graduated from Tri-C with his associate degree. Dave worked as a chemist and chief lab manager at NSL Analytical Co. where he retired on September 15, 2017, after 40 years and the mayor of Warrensville Hts. Declared that day as “David Kluk Day”. He participated in the 1992 Cleveland Decathlon, enjoyed making wine, fishing, and was an avid Browns fan, gardener, and loved to cook. His most enjoyment was spending time with his family and going to his grandkid’s events. Dave loved to travel, especially to Disney where he took his family 5 times over the years. Many would describe him as a sociable, hardworking, caring person who was dedicated, strong, and extraordinary with a great sense of humor. Mostly he was a devoted husband, father, and Papa. Dave will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved him.

Contributions can be made in David’s memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by clicking here.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 22, 2023, at St. Anselm Catholic Church 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, Ohio at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of David at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) THURSDAY 3 – 5 PM and 6 – 8 PM.

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