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Donald Francis Klotzbach

June 3, 1926 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 92)


Donald Francis Klotzbach, 92, of Basom passed away on December 28, 2018. He was born on June 3, 1926 in Basom to the late Jacob and Helen (Blish) Klotzbach.

He was a 1943 graduate of Corfu High School. Donald went on to serve his country in the United States Army during World War II. He retired in 1987 from the New York State Department of Transportation as an Assistant Civil Engineer and was a member of the Oakfield School Board for many years. Donald and his wife Harriett had a passion for dancing.They started out square dancing and progressed to round dancing. Their round dancing won them several awards and allowed them to travel all over the country. Donald was a farmer at heart. He loved being in the woods and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well.

His loving wife of 70 years, Harriett (Dunn) Klotzbach survives him. Beloved father of Blair (Molly) Klotzbach and Drew (Dianne) Klotzbach; cherished grandfather of Matthew Klotzbach, Chad Klotzbach, and Morgan (Craig) Wagner. Brothers Keith and Lawrence (Linda) Klotzbach; sisters, Doris Cummings and Barbara (Ron) Kern and sister-in-law Frieda Klotzbach also survive him.

Friends and relatives may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron. A Funeral Service will take place at the One Church, 6 Scotland Avenue, Akron on Wednesday, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The One Church, 6 Scotland Aveue, Akron, NY 14001 or The Alabama Fire Department, 2230 Judge Rd., Basom, NY 14013.



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January 1, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ross Funeral Home of Akron
10 Eckerson Avenue
Akron, NY 14001

Funeral Service
January 2, 2019

10:00 AM
6 Scotland Rd.
Akron, New York 14001


Alabama Fire Department
2230 Judge Rd., Basom NY 14013

The One Church
6 Scotland Rd., Akron NY 14001

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