Perry Klinger

Perry D. Klinger

1927 - 2010

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Perry "Bud" Klinger Age 83, of Sayre, PA, formerly of Elmira and Corning, died Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Elderwood Health Care in Waverly, NY. Bud was born in Troy, PA February 5, 1927, son of Perry and Mary (Beechey) Klinger. He is survived by his adoring wife of 62 years, Jean Kay Klinger; children, Mark (Mary) Klinger of Elmira, Rosemary (Brian) Sartor of Columbus, OH, Ann "Bunny" (Ronald) Springfield of Swansboro, NC, Matthew (Ann) Klinger, of Athens, PA, Elizabeth "Betsy" (James) Leonard of Cleveland, OH, and Paula (Robert) Blasyzk of Horseheads; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Elizabeth Klinger of Elmira; and brother-in-law John Kay of Horseheads. Bud graduated from Southside High School in 1945. He later graduated from Corning Community College in 1979. Bud served his country in the U S Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. He was retired from NYSE&G following 43 years of service. Bud was a founding member of the Soaring Polka Association, a member of the White Eagles Club, American Legion Post #154, and was a Boy Scout Leader for many years. His other interests were golf, cross country skiing, gardening, and wood working. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., Elmira, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:15 p.m., officiated by Deacon Ray Defendorf. Interment will take place Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Bud's memory may be directed to either, Stray Haven S.P.C.A., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892, or National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.
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