George William Klag, age 82, of Randolph, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013.|
He was born July 28, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Wenhart) Klag. George graduated from Randolph High School and later from the Ohio State University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in business. He went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
George spent 42 years in the title insurance business. He worked as the branch manager for Lawyer's Title in Akron and as a national sales rep for Chicago Title and Commonwealth Title. George was a member of the Akron Area Board of Realtors and a 32nd Degree Mason.
George was also very active in his community and his church. He served 12 years as a Randolph Township Trustee, nine years on the Rootstown Board of Appeals, and on the Randolph Zoning Commission. He was a 25 year member of the First Apostolic Church of Tallmadge, serving as a trustee, an usher, and a member of the nursing home committee.
George's second home was in Daytona Beach, Florida. He made annual trips there since 1962. George was an avid NASCAR fan and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a daily reservation to meet his friends at Bob's Pizza in Randolph.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Mary (Davis) Klag; children, Vickie Klag, Scott Klag, Wendy (Tim) Patrick; stepchildren, Bud (Kim) Davis, Rob Davis; sister, Judy (Jack) Stratton; as well as his grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, and Megan Patrick, Brian Cahill, Ashley, David, Ian, Colton, and Damon Davis; along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Wemyss.
Friends will be received Friday, June 28, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Friends may also call an hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service officiated by Pastor Kenneth Bulgrin on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph with military honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and VFW Post 1055. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 27, 2013