Brian Klinger

Brian Klinger

1941 - 2021

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Brian Klinger was a one of a kind person who made a huge impact in the lives of those around him. Born in Corry, Pennsylvania, Brian moved to Buffalo when he was 17 and met the love of his life shortly after. He and his bride, Joanne, shared 60 years together and were blessed with four children; Deborah, Timothy, Wendy, and Billy. Brian was a hard worker and always did whatever he could to provide for his family. He worked at General Motors for many years, and even after working long shifts there as a job setter he would find odd jobs wherever he could to make a little extra money to take his family out to the movies for a special treat. He also kept rental properties and was always busy fixing something up, repairing something, or working on a car. No matter how busy he was though, he would always find time to spend time with his family. They regularly went camping and boating, and Brian taught each of the kids how to Jetski. There was never any lack of fun when the family got together! Family reunions were always known to involve a game a poker, horseshoes, and cornhole, which Brian was the champion of. And of course, there was no lack of food, which was one way to Brian’s heart! Joanne and the kids could always count on Brian for anything they needed, whether it was help fixing a car or something around the house, or someone to listen and offer advice. Brian was always ready to offer his advice if needed but never judged if someone needed to find their own way to the right answer. He was a great listener. His family eventually grew to include 5 grandchildren, each of who enjoyed the same quality time and Jetski lessons from Brian. He was the family nucleus and was always the one to make sure everyone got together for family meals and holidays, and the odd poker game. Brian was a generous, helpful man with a witty sense of humor and a deep love for his family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him, but leaves behind so many wonderful memories and lessons that he will not soon be forgotten. Klinger, Brian of Lake View, NY on December 21, 2021. Devoted husband of Joanne (nee Kane) Klinger; Beloved father of Deborah, Timothy, Wendy, and Billy; Loving grandfather of Adam, Amanda, Shane, Brianna, and Shawn; also survived by siblings Jim, Gerry, and Barry as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, January 15 at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075 (Crnr Camp RD & Rte 5) 716-627-2919. A Funeral Service will immediately follow. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Saturday
15
January

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Saturday
15
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Saturday
15
January

Graveside Service

1:30 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Lakeside Cemetery
4973 Rogers Rd.
Hamburg, New York, United States