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Eli Seth Klausner

December 31, 1969 - April 13, 2020

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Eli Seth Klausner, 64, of East Rockaway, NY passed away on April 13, 2020 in Raleigh, NC.

Eli was born in New Hyde Park, NY to Lenore and Albert Klausner on July 7, 1955. He attended public schools there, as well as, receiving a Jewish education at his local shul, where he regularly sneaked out of Hebrew school classes to get pizza with his friends. He went on to earn Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Syracuse University. While at SU he played matchmaker for two close friends, much to the disappointment of the young lady’s mother. He also met his former wife, Kristine. After school he was a member of the Communications Workers of America, Local 1109 and worked for various companies until starting his own telecommunications business based in New York, New York. He continued to work in the NYC area, eventually gaining clients up and down the East Coast, including his favorites in Florida. His favorite part of both his job and life in general was helping people and would often work whatever odd hours he needed to in order to get the job done. He also showed the same dedication to his children and grandchildren, supporting them very enthusiastically, with their various sports games, band concerts, theatre performances, and dance recitals.

Eli is survived by his three children: Jennifer Cramer of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Jared Klausner of Apex, NC; and Heather Beard of Apex NC, as well as their spouses; by his siblings, Susan O’Brien of Asharoken, NY and Ethan Klausner of Gladstone, NJ; by his grandchildren, Lillian and Fiona Cramer of Voorheesville, NY; his two nieces and nephew, as well as, his dog, Marley and his cat, Monty.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenore Klausner; his father, Albert Klausner; his close friends, Murray Newmark and Bob Jagendorf, as well as, his much beloved pets, Shadow, Misty, Buster, Bridget, Nikki, and Rocco.

A Celebration of Life will take place at later date after the nationwide travel limitations are lifted.

Memorial donations may be made to Monkey’s House -https://www.monkeyshouse.org/cms/index.php/donate - or P.O. Box 2332 Vincentown, NJ 08088, or to your local no-kill animal shelter.
Posted by:
Eric Abbott
Posted on:
April 23, 2020
Hi Family, my name is Eric Abbott from Volunteers of America, in NY city. I want to send my condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and the family in this time of uncertainty. I just heard about Eli's passing during a conference call today, and the group (90%) of us all started remembering our times with him. Eli was a man of character and we all loved and respected his knowledge and commitment to us, his customers. We remembered him with laughter and jovial instances of his exploits with us and how he continued to work us despite some of our shortcomings. We laughed and remembered how he always had a story for us, that we look back now and still appreciated a good laugh and his humor. So again, from Denver, Vlad, Allison, and myself, we will miss him but he will never by forgotten. Our love and prayers to the family, VOA IT department.
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Marlene Schuldenfrei
Posted on:
April 21, 2020
Firstly, Eli you will be missed terribly. I met Eli about 18 years ago at a divorce group. He had the funniest sense of humor. He would love to torture me in a funny way. I got Bas Mitzvahed as an adult, and I remember him putting 18 pennies in the card. That was a beautiful gesture, and meant the world to me. He will be missed by all. Eli, rest in peace, and may his memory be a blessing to all th iui t knew him. Love, Marlene
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Jennifer Cramer
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April 16, 2020
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Suzie Burkhart
Posted on:
April 15, 2020
Dear Jared, Heather, Jennifer and Family.
Because they float in the Heavens so far away from us now, their beauitful light will continue to shine on us forever, and the glow will be so bright it will warm your heart, it will make your eyes glisten and you will think to yourself, ELI...what a concept.

So sorry for your loss..it has been an honor and privledge to have known Eli...one of the BEST...
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Paul Friedman
Posted on:
April 15, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of Eli Seth Klausner
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Frank Militare
Posted on:
April 15, 2020
I loved working with Eli. He was a good friend and mentor. There was nothing he wouldn't do for you. All you had to do was ask an he would be there. Words can't describe the joy his laugh brought to you. The comfort you felt in his voice. The world will not be the same without him. Rest in peace my brother.
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Paul Friedman
Posted on:
April 15, 2020
I have known Eli for over 30 years and I can’t think of him without smiling. To say we worked together does not do our relationship justice. We had so many experiences together that shaped my personal and professional life. Eli had a rare ability to make the best out of many difficult situations and he and I enjoyed our times together and always looked forward to our next adventure. He loved his family and always asked about nine and took great pleasure in knowing the personal things. We never missed wishing each other a holiday greeting and that was my last discussion with him before Passover. We shared a dear friend in Bob Jagendorf who mentored us both and we also shared a love for a great Pastrami sandwich at the Carnegie, the Stage or Katz’s deli. Eli and I loved to sell together and we balanced out each other’s eccentricities. We sold a lot of things to Goldman Sachs. So somebody up there must have like him. Rest In Peace my dear friend and may everyone in the Klausner family who was Eli’s greatest joy find comfort in knowing you are not alone in your grief. .
Posted by:
Dawn Greene
Posted on:
April 15, 2020
I worked with Eli for many years as a partner. His passion for his work, and the people around him were always his top priority. But his family came first. He always wanted to share a picture, a story about them and I was always wanting to hear. My heart goes out to the family. Such a wonderful man is so many ways. Dawn Greene
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Dustin Anderson
Posted on:
April 15, 2020
When I got the call that Eli had passed, my heart sank. It felt as though part of my own family was gone too. He was funny, sweet, trying, and aggravating. I wouldn't have changed it. I made an unlikely friend with his son Jared. Turned out to be my best friend. I then met his father when I brought my new born son to Jared's house and forced jared to hold him. Eli was immediatly welcoming to everyone almost like family. Always checking on them, asking questions making sure everyone was ok. I was shortly after invited to join in various jobs with them in NC and NY, again maybe the 5th time I've met this man welcomed me into his home no questions always bought dinner. Usually chinese food. I consider this man family. He will be greatly missed, I am not blood related but I cared for him, he always checked on me and my family. I always asked about his sugar and gave him crap when he didnt have an answer. I'll miss you sir. Rest easy
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