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Theodore J. Klaus

November 6, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date November 13, 2021

Theodore J. “Whitey” Klaus, Sr., 89, of Chicopee, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021. He was a retired manager of Granby Auto Salvage and Mutual Ford. Theodore was the son of the late Michael P. and Karolina A. (Murdza) Klaus. He was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus. Whitey served his country in the U. S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 452, the Chicopee Lodge of Elks, 1849, and the Chicopee Moose Lodge. Whitey enjoyed spending his summers at Cape Cod with his wife and children. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and many dogs. Whitey is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley E. (Sorrell) Klaus, two sons, Theodore J. Klaus, Jr. and his wife, Christine and Michael J. Klaus and his wife, Starlene all of Chicopee and four grandchildren Karoline, Joseph, Nicole and Tabitha. Whitey is predeceased by two brothers, Edward Klaus and Walter Klaus and four sisters, Wanda Keating, Stella Picard, Molly Lenart and Henrietta Wegrzyn. A funeral will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Friday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 1192 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.