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Adam Klein

October 16, 1936 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 85)

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Adam Klein, 85, passed away on June 9, 2022. He was born October 16, 1936, in Yugoslavia to the late John and Barbara Klein. 

 

Adam arrived in Akron, Ohio at the age of 12 and attended Hower Vocational School where he participated in the Aviation and National Thespian clubs. He went on to attend the University of Akron where he studied engineering but soon fell in love with business outside of school instead. With the love and support of the LaGuardia family, he rented out space in their chicken and produce market to sell seafood. 

 

Adam was drafted into the Army in 1960 where he served as a Staff Sergeant until he was honorably discharged in 1962. After his time in the military, he came back home to Akron where he stayed busy working at the fish market, driving trucks, and working for Railway Express. During this time, he met and fell in love with his loving wife of 57 years, LaRue Timms. 
In the 1980s, with the help of his wife and children, he started a new fish market Adam Klein’s Seafood on Grant Street where he continued to serve the community until his retirement in 2002. Although retired, he found joy and peace at the fish market, being constantly surrounded by friends and family, and continued working almost every day for another 18 years. When he wasn’t working you could often find him spending time with his kids and grandkids, barbequing ribs, boating on Portage Lakes, traveling to Germany and North Carolina, telling stories from his trips to Europe, his time in the military, and growing up overseas during the war.

 

Besides his parents, Adam was preceded in death by his sister, Annette Brady.  He is survived by his loving wife, LaRue Klein; son, Curt (Laura) Klein; daughter, Lisa (Eric) Castner; grandchildren, Daniel, Timothy, Mark (fiancée Allie), Bailey (fiancée Jelena), Evan, Lydia, and Alex; brothers, Paul (Peggie) and John (Susan) Klein; sisters, Madeline Brown and Katherine Lake; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Fr. Ralph Coletta officiating.  Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 P.M. or on Monday for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made in Adam’s name to the Kidney Foundation of Summit County, 4069 Glencairn Grove, Stow, Ohio 44224, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., STE 445, Independence, Ohio 44131.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.

 

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Memorial Contributions:

Kidney Foundation of Summit County
4069 Glencairn Grove     
Stow, Ohio 44224   

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation   
Northeast Ohio Chapter   
6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., STE 445       
Independence, Ohio 44131

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 12, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Visitation
Monday
June 13, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
Monday
June 13, 2022

12:30 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Military Honors
Monday
June 13, 2022

2:30 PM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Rd
Rittman, Ohio 44270

Interment
Monday
June 13, 2022

2:30 PM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Rd
Rittman, Ohio 44270

Donations

Kidney Foundation of Summit County
4069 Glencairn Grove, Stow OH 44224

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northeast Ohio Chapter
6100 Rockside Woods Blvd, Suite 445, Independence OH 44131,

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