BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio – Jack S. Klingensmith, 74, of Bristolville, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 17, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
He was born on September 12, 1943 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Jay and Marybell (Abell) Klingensmith. He lived in Bristolville, Ohio most of his adult life.
Jack graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in June of 1961.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a technical instructor and promoted to Sergeant with honors.
He worked as an electronic engineer at H.K. Porter Company, Peerless Electric Division in Warren after his years of service in the military.
He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and a fan of Ohio in general and loved all things technical. He was a wizard at his iPhone and computers. Jack enjoyed breakfast and cookouts with his friends, time with his wife, Margie and celebratory gatherings with his family.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, William Jay “Bill” of Largo, Florida and his nephew, Todd Santti of Warren, Ohio.
Jack leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Marjorie (Gergely) Klingensmith, whom he married on July 12, 1969; two sisters, Kay (Ronald) Santti of Warren, Ohio and Linda (Frank) Savor of Greenville, Pennsylvania; niece, Lana (Nick) Kontos of Warren, Ohio; nephews, William “BJ” Jay II (Sara) Klingensmith of Clearwater, Florida and Jimmy Klingensmith of Largo, Florida; great-nieces, Paras Kontos, Samantha Santti, Kayla and Taylin Klingensmith; great-nephews, Spencer Santti and Mark and Alan Klingensmith and close extended family including his 103 year old uncle, Francis Theis.
A memorial service in honor of Jack’s life will be held at the Bristolville Church of the Brethren, 6410 Thompson Clark Road (St. Rt. 88), Bristolville, Ohio 44402 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack’s name to Crossroads Hospice at www.crossroadshospice.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.