Photo courtesy of Berry-McGreevey Funeral Homes
Gary A. Kleinhenz age 71, passed away peacefully March 23, 2019.
Beloved partner in life for a wonderful 53 years to Doris (nee Carlson); dearest father of Brian (Barbara), Kimberly Smith, Kenneth (Jennifer) and Julie Huber (Kurt); loving grandfather of Taylor and Courtney Kleinhenz, Daniel and Jeremy Smith, Aaron, Daniel and Will Kleinhenz and T.J., Andrew and Braden Huber; loving great-grandfather of Liam and Grayson Smith; brother of William (Linda) and Kevin; preceded in death by his parents William and Irene.
Gary fought a long and arduous battle against a very rare form of cancer, along with an amazing team of specialists at the Cleveland Clinic and the NIH in Bethesda, MD. We are very indebted to so many of them as well as family and friends who fought the battle alongside Gary.
At age 22, Gary joined his Father in the Jewelry business, Kleinhenz Jewelers, serving as owner and President for 35 years until transitioning the business to the Third Generation in 2017. His most significant reward was to proudly state he served three generations of families with the special gifts celebrating their most significant moments in life.
Gary’s passion from age seven was playing golf. He was a Club Champion of Avon Oaks CC in 1995 and various tournaments at Lakewood CC, but mostly simply enjoyed a round with his wife Doris or some friends.
Funeral Mass Friday March 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd. Private interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Memorial donations in Gary’s memory to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107,The Gathering Place West, 25425 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145 or Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd , Cleveland, OH 44106.
FRIENDS RECEIVED AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) WESTLAKE FROM 1-3 AND 5-8 P.M THURSDAY.
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