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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