RANDOLPH – Rajmund Klekot, 74, of Randolph, passed away peacefully at his home in early August.
Rajmund's "Journey of Life" began when he was born in Wroclaw, Poland on August 30, 1939. His journey brought him from Poland to the United States as a young adult where he settled down and met his wife, Mary Elizabeth, on Long Island in New York prior to moving to New Hampshire.
Rajmund Klekot was an internationally acclaimed Polish actor whose career extended over more than 30 years. He began his career with (and was one of the original members of ) Wroclaw's world famous "Theatre Pantomima" and later co-founded the highly successful "Warsaw Mime Theatre." He toured extensively, performing in nearly all of the world's major theatres. He also performed locally in New Hampshire over the later years of his life.
He attended St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Berlin and was a member of the Rotary Club. Being involved in the local community was very important to Rajmund. He was always known for his friendly disposition, contagious smile and unique accent. He had the gift of allowing his heart to speak to the hearts of his friends, acquaintances and audiences.
Family members include his son, Jerrard Whitten of Newbury, Mass.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Klekot; and brother-in-law, Nathaniel Hill of Ohio.
A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at a later date to be announced.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Sept. 4, 2014