Obituary of Vernon R. Klock
The Evening Telegram, Dec. 31, 2002
Donated by Tim Klock

Vernon R. Klock
Member of Little Falls Maennerchor

LITTLE FALLS-- Vernon R. Klock, 60, of 5 High St., Little Falls, passed away 30, 2002, at his residence after a long battle with cancer.

He was born March 22, 1942, in Herkimer, the son of the late Kenneth and Rose M. (Michols) Klock. He was a graduate of Herkimer High School Class of 1959.

He was united in marriage to the former Janet M. Benson on July 30, 1966 at the United Methodist faith. He was a member of the Dolgeville Rod & Gun Club, past member of the Little Falls Moose Lodge 615, LOOM, and the Little Falls German Maennerchor. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Vern was employed for 28 years by the City of Little Falls as a senior maintenance man for the Valley View Courts Housing Development, retiring in 2000.

Vern is survived by his wife, Janet M.; a son, Vernon R. Klock Jr. and his wife Earlene, Herkimer; three daughters, Jean Marie Fowler and her husband, Adam, Ilion, Michele Maiorano and her husband, Michael, Herkimer and Robin Klimacek and her husband John, Little Falls; two brothers, Howard Klock and his wife Catherine, Herkimer and Kenneth Klock and his wife Joyce, Maine; two sisters June McPherson and her husband Robert, Mohawk and Rose Rockwell and her husband Ronald, Herkimer; the devoted grandfather to eight grandchildren, Marisa and Cory Fowler, Joshua Klock, Evan Maiorano, John and Evan Maiorano, John and Nicholas Klimacek and Paige and Jacob Klock; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, James and William Klock and a siser Sharon Herringshaw.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. from the Chapman Moser Funeral Home Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, with Rev. Wrightson Tongue, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Herkimer, officiating. Interment will take place in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls, in the spring.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5-8 p.m. and to attend the funeral services Friday morning.

It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Vern be considered to the American Cancer Society, Oneida and Herkimer Counties, 420 Court St., Suite 205, Utica 13502. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for this purpose.

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