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1934 John 2021

John D. Kleberg Sr.

August 27, 1934 — January 6, 2021

John D. Kleberg Sr., 86, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Upstate Community Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area and enjoyed spending winters in Naples, FL. A 1952 graduate of Most Holy Rosary, John attended Assumption University in Canada for two years and earned a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College. He was employed with the family business, Karmelkorn Shop and retired after 30 years from Syracuse Supply Co. John was a former member of the Tuscarora Country Club. He was a devout Catholic and volunteered at St. Lucy’s Church. John was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

John was predeceased by his wife, Janet; parents, David and Agnes; and sister, Karen Peters.

Surviving are his daughter, Karen (Gary) Wrobel of Syracuse; sons, John Jr. (Kristen) of Syracuse and Eric (Corina) of Auburn; sister, Lois Arena of Millis, MA; brother, David II (Carol) of Syracuse; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be a private. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.
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