George C. Kleinhenz, known to his friends and family as Bud, 101 years old, of Parma, passed away on March 6, 2022. He was a resident of Sunrise at Parma, where he thrived for over two years.
George was born on August 11,1920, to George Adam Kleinhenz and Mary "Minnie" Pfahl, and raised in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio. He was brother to loving sisters Lillian Rybak, deceased (Frank, deceased), and Marcella Fievet, deceased (Raymond, deceased).
He married Frances "Fran" Novotny on July 7, 1945, in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. They remained married for 74 years until Fran's passing on December 18th, 2019.
He was the devoted father of Rita Evanich; Pamela Benkert, deceased (Nicholas); and Carl (Nancy Steed). He was the dear grandfather of Christopher Hollo (Michelle) and Jessica Jobak (Brandon); and great grandfather of Samantha Hollo, Evelyn Jobak and Blythe Jobak.
George was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Parma, Ohio since 1950, actively participating in Church activities, and remaining a member of the congregation for 70 years. In turn, the Church provided in-home pastoral care to George and Fran in their twilight years.
As lifelong residents of Parma, George and Fran were a fixture in their neighborhood, living on the same street for seven decades. Their neighbors were among their closest friends.
A memorial service will be held at Schuster Straker O'Connor Funeral Home at 10:00 am on Saturday March 12, 2022, followed by inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Sunrise at Parma, 7766 Broadview Road, Parma, Ohio.