In Memorial




KLIMASZEWSKI, Richard J. Age 75. Beloved husband of Wanda (nee Paterek). Beloved father of Stella Lee (Stephen), Richard Jr. (Cindy), Gary (Meredith), Mary Kukich (George). Beloved grandfather of 10. Great grandfather of 14. Dear brother.

Funeral Mass Thursday, June 20 at 11:30am at St. John Bosco. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. mary and frank Meszar on June 17th, 2013 11:48 am

    Dear Gary, Meridith,and family, our prayers, love and thoughts to all of you ………….May god bless and watch over all of you.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mary and Frank Meszar

  2. Tracey Ruic on June 17th, 2013 7:46 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting him in a show we did together at Greenbriar. He always called me “Minnie” (as in Minnie Mouse) because of the big pink bow I wore in my hair. You guys are in my thoughts.

  3. Rick Parschen on June 17th, 2013 11:10 pm

    Zew, words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear about your dad’s loss. To you and your family, please let me know whatever I can do to help out. May God be with you & your family. May God also ease your pain, sorrow, sadness, & suffering through this time. Your friend, Rick

  4. Tim & Denise Hughart on June 18th, 2013 9:15 am

    Mary & Family:

    We’ve only known Dick for 13 years, thanks to you and Jubilee 2000 at St. John Bosco, but our lives are richer because of him. Our many memories of the productions and seeing him at mass knowing we were going to sing a “Dick” song, to have the tissue ready. The memories will keep him alive in everyone’s heart for all time. He’s in heaven knocking them out with his great humor!
    Love, Tim, Denise, Cory & Mark

  5. Laura Grabowski on June 18th, 2013 9:49 am

    Dear Klimaszewski Family,
    I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. I have also found the following promises to be comforting John 5:28,29 about the resurrection hope as well as Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death forever. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort yoru family at this time.


  6. Cory Hughart on June 19th, 2013 11:17 am

    I have fond memories of the musicals at St. John Bosco, but I remember “Prodigal” best. Dick was a one-of-a-kind guy that really helped make the experience special. He was like a “papa” to all of us, and made everyone he met feel like part of his “famiglia”. Every time he spoke he managed to make me smile. His talent, kindness, and good humor will be greatly missed.

  7. Danny Stelter on June 19th, 2013 11:41 am

    Zew and Meredith: God Bless you and your entire family during this extremely difficult time…Try to think of the fun times he had during the Frank & Dean show…that was a really great evening for all…May he Rest in Peace until we all get together again. Love, Danny & family

  8. Kathy Gallagher Marchino on June 19th, 2013 9:31 pm

    Stella and Klimazewski Family,
    Sorry for your loss. May God wrap His arms around gluing the following days. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Stella we went to St Augustine’s and freshman year at Union Hill. We moved to Indiana in my sophomore year. You and Carol used to come home and eat lunch at my house. Ive looked for you on Facebook but was unable to find you.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Kathy Gallagher Marchino

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