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Leo Robert Klohr

May 5, 1932 - May 24, 2016

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Memorial Service

Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Date:
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Service Time:
1:00 PM

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Leo Robert Klohr died May 24, 2016 at his home. Leo was born May 5, 1932 in Overland, MO, the first of two children of the late Edwin Richard and Ruth Pricilla (Hamilton) Klohr. He spent his childhood in Illinois. In 1952 to 1956 he was in the U.S. Navy stationed in New Mexico. He was employed by IBM from 1957 to 1994 and moved to several cities during his work there. He retired in Raleigh, NC. He then taught and coached computer skills at Senior TechEd.

Leo was a devote Lutheran. He modeled the qualities of forgiveness, unconditional love, the importance of debates with discussions, the necessity of seeking justice and walking humbly with God. Inspired by the Gospel message in Matthew: 25, Leo helped lead the beginning of the first homeless shelter for families through Pan Lutheran Ministries. He also loved being on the board of the Peace Booth at the NC State Fair, The United Nations Association of Wake County, First Wednesdays (a monthly peace vigil on Fayetteville Street) and Lutheran Peace Fellowship. He was also a member of Peace Action and participated with Moral Mondays. He and Judy were honored by receiving the Carolyn and Cy King Peace and Justice Award at Community United Church of Christ in 2015.

Leo was predeceased by his parents, a brother-in-law Dale and granddaughter Candace. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Judy Occhetti-Klohr, their five children: Denise McElveen (Mike), Elizabeth Frye (Ricky) , Jeniffer Klohr-Moore (Andy), Aimee Occhetti, Armand Occhetti Jr. (Brenda), 5 grandchildren and 5 great grand children, his sister Janet Newmann and several nieces and nephews. Family was his first priority and he loved gatherings at their home.

A memorial service will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on June 18 at 1:00.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2723 Clark Ave., 27607 or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, 27609.
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May 26, 2016
New Album Name: Peace Booth Volunteers, 2015
Posted by:
septina
Posted on:
June 20, 2016
Please accept my deep condolences to your family during this difficult time. I pray that you are comforted daily .Heaven has gained another angel.
Posted by:
Peggy MacDaid
Posted on:
June 17, 2016
Dear Judy and family, I was sorry to hear of Leo's passing & will always remember working with both of you at PLM Families Together. He always had such a hearty laugh and big smile!! My heart grieves for you but I rejoice in knowing he now rests in Glory. Peace be with all of you.
Posted by:
Rick Zelno
Posted on:
June 16, 2016
I will always remember how quickly you and Judy accepted me into your family and entrusted Me with Noah. If only there were more people like you in this world, it would be a far better place. Love you forever.
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Jeniffer Klohr
Posted on:
June 2, 2016
Dad, thank you for teaching me the real meaning of unconditional love. I also want everyone to know how thankful I am for you and Judy. wrapping your arms around me in my darkest hours, also for always remembering me every year on Candace's birthday and every year on her passing. I miss you so very much but I know with out a doubt she was welcoming you home. Love you to the moon and back!
Jen
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Jeniffer Klohr
Posted on:
June 2, 2016
Dad, thank you for teaching me the real meaning of unconditional love. I also want everyone to know how thankful I am for you and Judy. wrapping your arms around me in my darkest hours, also for always remembering me every year on Candace's birthday and every year on her passing. I miss you so very much but I know with out a doubt she was welcoming you home. Love you to the moon and back!
Jen
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Roxanne Ballard
Posted on:
June 2, 2016
While I didn't know Leo personally, I do know his daughters. And I know he is an incredible man, because the daughters he raised are absolutely beautiful women. Thank you Leo. God bless your family and forever looking down on your precious gifts.

Roxanne
Posted by:
Nell Kilmartin
Posted on:
May 30, 2016
All of us from Raleigh Seniorteched will miss Leo and greatly appreciate the many hours he dedicated to helping Raleigh area seniors gain computer skills.
We extend our condolences to the Klohr family.
Nell Kilmartin and the SeniortechEd family.
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Art Kilmartin
Posted on:
May 29, 2016
We will miss Leo, a long time Instructor and couch at Senior TechEd and a dear friend, always willing to help.
Art Kilmartin
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2723 Clark Ave,
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-828-1687
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