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Roger William Kleman

Obituary for Roger William Kleman

January 26, 1936 - August 3, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 81

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Roger William Kleman, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 26, 1936, to his loving parents, Edward Kleman & Regina Kazmierczak.

A career military man and Vietnam War Veteran, Roger served in the U.S. Air Force where he proudly represented our country with dignity & honor. His military assignments took he & his family to military bases located all over the world.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Betty Kleman, who affectionately referred to him as "Rojo". To him, she was forever his "Cheri". Their love story is a tale straight out of the movies, having met when he was stationed in Casablanca, Morocco, where she lived & worked as a civilian switchboard operator. She took a call from him one day, & it was "Love at first sound of his alluring, soothing, voice".
He is further survived by his children: Leah, Maryline, Becky, & Debbie; his grandchildren: Jason, Amber, Tyler, & Sabrina; & his great granddaughter, Jaquesline.

He is remembered by friends & family as a man with a quick wit, & a person who you could always count on to be there with rock solid support, whatever your needs. He was also known widely as "one heck of a" card player.

To say that he will be missed is an understatement to all who knew him.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
9:45 A.M.
FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
1520 HARRY WURZBACH

Rabbi Raphael Berdugo will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, at cancer.org, "Memorial and Honor Giving".

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • The American Cancer Society, at cancer.org, "Memorial and Honor Giving".

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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