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Visitation


Sunday December 29th, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Service


Monday December 30th, 2019
11:00am

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Robert "Pops" E Klemens

Robert "Pops" Klemens, 87, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest December 25, 2019.

He was born November 15, 1932 in Bellefonte, PA to the late Jacob Kleman and late Gladys Horner.

Robert graduated in 1949 from Petersburg High School in Virginia, then enlisted in the United States Air Force in the same year. He retired from Gowanda Psychiatric Center in 1990 after 22 years.

Robert started the local baseball little leagues and girls’ softball league also forming the Babe Ruth league. He also started the South Dayton pool league. He also assisted the VFW in Cherry Creek to regain its charter status.  Roberts passion was family, pool, golf and fishing.

Robert  is survived by his cherished children Gloria Witherell, James (Patsy) Klemens Sr. and Frank (Debi) Klemens; 15 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Elizabeth (Duck) Klemens, a son Robert Klemens Jr.; grandsons John Robert Witherell and Jeffrey James Klemens.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners S. Dayton, NY Sunday December 29, 2019 from 4PM to 6PM where the funeral service will be held Monday December 30, 2019 at 11AM.

Interment will be in Villenova Cemetery

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the South Dayton Fire Dept. or Chautauqua County Hospice




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A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Pops" Klemens

cindy mann Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Pops" Klemens

Sharon Hazlett Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Pops" Klemens

Steve & Deb Szymanski Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Just want the family to know that the Jean Tice Family (Janet & Paula) are thinking of all you. Liz and Bob were always 2 people that we look forward to seeing at the Family Reunion. They were always Happy, Loving and extremely helpful. They had an inspirational love. Like someone else had said, the only true blessing is that they are together again. However they will be greatly missed. Lots of love to the family

Paula Furl Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Pops" Klemens

Dan & Bette DiStasio Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. He taught me a lot about the game of pool. Very find memories. Prayers of comfort for all.

Cindy Mcbratnie Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Pops" Klemens

Sophie and Dave Culver Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Pops" Klemens

Connie Harrington Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM