2005-04-21 / Obituaries

Walter Werner Klietz, Sr.

Walter Werner Klietz, Sr.

Walter Werner Klietz, Sr.

age 73 of Poughkeepsie, NY, formerly a long time Cold Spring resident, died on April 13 at Vassar Brothers Hospital after a long and courageous battle with emphysema.

Born in East Prussia, Germany on June 10, 1931, he was the son of the late Friedrich and Katharina (Gutermuth) Klietz.

Mr. Klietz was a Foreman for George Hantscho Co., Inc in Mt. Vernon, NY for 28 years. He had been a resident of the Town of Poughkeepsie since 1999, having previously lived in Cold Spring from 1975 to 1999.

He is the beloved husband of Inge (Stock) Klietz of the home address. Walter is also survived by three children: Roland and daughter-in-law Dorine Klietz of Rochester, Walter and daughter-in-law Susan Klietz of Fishkill, and Heidi and son-in-law Michael Loiodice of LaGrangeville.

Klietz was the beloved "Opa" of nine grandchildren: Michael, Samantha, and Katie Klietz of Rochester, Kyle and Katrina Klietz of Fishkill, and Ryan, Nicole, Emily, and Jack Loiodice of LaGrangeville.

Funeral services were held on Monday April 18, 2005 at the Clinton Funeral Home Corner of Parrott and Pine Streets in Cold Spring, and private cremation service followed.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are requested in Mr. Klietz’s name to the American Lung Association 35 Orchard St. White Plains, NY 10603.

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