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Thomas Klein

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On March 28, 2016 @ 6:26 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 20 Comments

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THOMAS S. KLEIN age 77, beloved husband for 51 years of Joan (nee Simoncic); loving father of Denise Jarmuszkiewicz (husband Joseph), Thomas (wife Kelly), Steven (wife Terri), and Lynn Thomas; devoted grandpa of 11; cherished son of the late Adam and Mary (nee Kopachka); dearest brother of Maryann Dureiko (husband Edward, deceased); dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Navy Veteran.

Tom was born on November 18, 1938 in Cleveland and passed away on March 28, 2016. He was a resident of Willoughby Hills for 48 years, formerly of Willowick. Tom graduated from East Cleveland High School and Moler Barber College. He was a member of Barber Union Local 129 and co-owned Tom & Willy’s Barber Shop on E 185th. Tom also owned a bar “Tom’s Place” on E. 40th and St. Clair. He loved softball, baseball and golf. Tom owned a boat, enjoyed fishing and going on hunting trips to Southern Ohio. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Tom had beautiful green eyes, was witty, charming, outgoing, and “knew everyone.” He will be remembered as a friendly and very likable man who had a lot of friends.

Contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Tom at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY 3-7:30 PM.

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Condolence from Kelly wank on March 28th, 2016 7:14 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to the entire family. Such an amazing man….

Condolence from John Knox on March 28th, 2016 7:31 pm

My Sincere Condolences to the Klein Family.
He was a good man, and he will be missed.

John & Teresa Knox

Condolence from Julie and Tom Shea and kids on March 28th, 2016 7:32 pm

My heart aches for all of you. I know how much all of you loved and adored him. I am so sorry for your loss and you are all in my prayers. God Bless

Condolence from John Vencius on March 28th, 2016 7:39 pm

My prayers go out to the Klein family. Tom was a great man, and an excellent barber. I started getting my haircut by him when I was a young teenager…I brought both of my sons to Tom regularly..we continue to go to Tom Jr to this day…he will be missed. So many great stories and great fishing tips. He will certainly be missed by all.

Condolence from Kim will on March 28th, 2016 8:42 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. Celebrate his life , remember the good times. Prayers and hugs for you all.We love you,Steve,Kim ,Tyler,Nichole and CJ Will

Condolence from Ryan Mcgill on March 28th, 2016 10:02 pm

Sending my thoughts to you all from Fairfax Virginia. You’re father was a great man…. I have many great memories of the barbershop on 185th St. I know he will be greatly missed.
Ryan McGill

Condolence from Marcy Mazza on March 29th, 2016 9:17 am

To the Klein Family I’m sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you Sincerely Marcy (Cancasci) Mazza “Miller Road”

Condolence from Geri Toth on March 29th, 2016 10:08 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. My grandsons went to him for haircuts for years. He was a wonderful guy and truly loved. Condolences to your family. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Gail Brown (Wisnieski) on March 29th, 2016 2:08 pm

My deepest condolences to all of you. I remember him and all the good memories
that were shared over the years with my parents. Godfather to my brother Scott, dearest friends of my parents and so many haircuts when my brothers were little. We were very blessed to have know Tom. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Condolence from The Griffiths family on March 29th, 2016 3:12 pm

Sorry for your loss. The best stories and hair cuts in town. Bless the family.

Condolence from Kathleen Boldizsar on March 29th, 2016 9:49 pm

May he rest in peace. We were neighbors for several years on Miller in Willoughby Hills and he was always smiling and happy. My deepest sympathy to Joan and family.

Condolence from Tom Chipps on March 29th, 2016 11:49 pm

The Chipps family is so sorry for your loss. We love your family. 185th street is where I grew up and Tom and Willy’s is a huge part of my life. My boys got their first haircut there from young Tom and still do to this day! Stay strong.
Sincerly,
Tom, Jen, Michael, Ryan and Olivia

Condolence from Leon Vencius on March 30th, 2016 12:48 pm

Tom you will be missed by many. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all that you have done and for being a part of my life and for all the nice talks we had. You raised a beautiful family and it was a pleasure knowing you and your family. Say hello to my Mom up there for me! God bless your soul and may you rest in peace. Until we cross paths again my friend.

Condolence from Gerry Dorazio on March 30th, 2016 2:14 pm

So sorry for your loss. Tom was always a fun guy. I missed him when he left 185th street.
The staff at Lisko’s is sorry for your loss.

Condolence from lloyd heffley on March 30th, 2016 3:07 pm

My Condolences to the KLEIN family went to East High with him and hung with the tough boys

Condolence from SUE ZAHORSKY on March 30th, 2016 5:01 pm

What a terrible loss for your family and the community, Tom was trully a wonderful man! Heaven will be a better place now with Tom there!

Condolence from Gary Brandt on April 1st, 2016 5:51 am

tom you will be missed by family & many friends my condolences to your family. your dad on st. clair all those years & you & willy cutting hair & entertaining all who came by. that fixture will always be a part of our old neighborhood.

Condolence from chuck spence on April 2nd, 2016 4:13 am

My prayers go out to the Klein family, I am so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing,I’ve been trying to reach Tom for years now, we join the Navy together and grew up together in our old neighbor hood, I’m sorry we never got together later in our lives. R I P my friend until we meet again.

Condolence from Sharon Lenarcic Chickie’s daughter on April 2nd, 2016 3:31 pm

Joan, So sorry to hear of your loss. We were out of town all week and just heard about Tom today. Thinking of you, Love, Sharon and Shorty

Condolence from Frank J Rozic on April 3rd, 2016 10:17 am

I had the good fortune of knowing Tom Klein for 55 years. we spent a lot of time in the woods that was our
Church. Tom used to say that life was like a book and some books have a lot of chapters and some only
Have a few. Thankfully he had quite a few. Like any book there are great chapters,,good chapters and some
Not so much but the majority of his were in the great category..He loved his wife and children and especially
His grand children. He was honest and hard working,I saw him do things that guys half his age wouldn’t,t do.
Another thing that he would say that when he and Joan got married he told her they wouldn’t! Have to keep
Up with the Jone!s because they were the Jone!s. He never put on that material things were important.
It was impossible o go anywhere with Tom that he didn’t! Run into somebody that knew him.
They say that if you can go through life and count your true friends on one hand you are really lucky,with Tom
Passing I know I. Lost one. I loved the man and respected him. I I don! Know if there is another life after this one,but if there is I!m sure Tom will find a pond or lake where all his friends can wet a line with. Him and some woods where we can all go to church.

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