claire kleinhans

December 15, 1924 ~ December 9, 2019

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Claire B. Kleinhans
GREECE – December 9, 2019 at age 94. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard. She is survived by her children, Jan (Keith) Reece; Kurt (Mary) Kleinhans; Lynne (Gary) Norton; Kathy (Larry) Keenan; her 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Claire’s love of life and positive outlook touched all who knew her. She was both adventurous and talented, getting her pilot’s license in her teens; sewing for us all and she loved knitting sweaters and blankets. She loved playing cards, and she got a hole in one on the golf course at age 86! Most of all, she loved being surrounded by friends and family – she was the ultimate hostess. She has left us with many happy memories and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
No prior calling. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (December 27th) at 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her memory. For more information or to sign Claire’s online guestbook please visit
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Service: December 27, 2019 10:00 am - December 27, 2019 10:00 am

Holy Cross Church
4492 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

Cemetery: January 1, 1970 12:00 am - January 1, 1970 12:00 am

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Claire B. Kleinhans 's name.

School of the Holy Childhood

100 Groton Pkwy Rochester, NY 14623

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place Memphis , TN 38105

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  1. Dear Kathy and Larry Keenan, Brian, Oksana and Baby James.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother and grandmother, Claire. A donation will be offered up for future Christmas Masses
    at Holy Cross Church in her memory.

  2. Dear Lynne, Gary and family,
    So sorry for your loss. A donation in her memory has been made to the School of the Holy Childhood.

  3. God bless my godmother.. I haven’t seen her for years and years but remember her fondly as a joyful, kind person. I remember also all the fun Messmer gatherings. With sympathy to you all, Pat (Messmer) Czlonka – Bernie’s daughter

  4. To the family of Kleinhans, Sorry for your loss. Joyce and I will always remember Claire’s fun loving nature when visiting her and Richard down in Florida. We wish the family all the best.

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