Adam KLYS
1935 - 2021
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KLYS, Adam J.

Age 85, of Centerville, Ohio, died peacefully at home on January 7, 2021. Adam was born in Krakow, Poland on January 12, 1935. He came to the United States in June 1946. He graduated from University of Dayton in June 1958. Adam proudly served in the US Army for 21 years. He retired from active duty with the rank of Major in August 1979. While serving his country he saw duty in Europe as well as Vietnam. In Vietnam, he served with the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Former brothers in arms say "He was a great guy, but also a great leader. We would have followed him anywhere." After retiring from active duty, he worked as Operations Director for the Dayton Mall for 21 years. Surviving is his devoted wife, Christa; daughter, Barbara and son-in-law, Donald Liebrecht; terrific grandchildren, Alexander & Paige (Pletzke) Liebrecht and Brian Liebrecht. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Church of the Incarnation, 7415 Far Hills Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will follow immediately beginning at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery. He was loved by all and will be truly missed.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
I remember Adam when I lived down there,
brenda Shaneck
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January 12, 2021
One of my favorite memories of Adam was that I knew every time he put his hand on my shoulder & would cock his head slightly that I was about to receive some advice & many more times than not, it was exactly what I needed at the time. Adam's smile & laugh were contagious. May he rest in eternal peace with our love.
Steve & Patty Willshaw
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January 11, 2021
Adam was a graduated of St. Mary High School in Rutherford, NJ, where he excelled both as a student and as an athlete. Adam was one of the most loyal alumnus of our small Catholics school and generously supported the Coach Leo Moran Scholarship each year. The St. Mary community sends their heartfelt condolences to Crista and the Klys family.
Michael Sheridan '77
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January 11, 2021
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Elaine Liebrecht
January 10, 2021
Major ADAM KLYS was one of the most dedicated soldiers and greatest Patriots we have ever known personally. He stood and fought for the oppressed and righteous. Our Nation will never replace him. God Bless him and his family for the sacrifices they have made...
DAVID SHORTT
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January 10, 2021
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Julie Biggins
January 10, 2021
Many great memories of such a wonderful man! Pic posted is 2007 at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY - Sharon’s 50th birthday party. Adam had a message to share, so he carefully carved “Adam loves Chrissy” into our table. Such a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be sorely missed and remembered always.
John and Sharon Liebrecht
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January 10, 2021
ADAM WAS A LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER. HE LOVED HIS WIFE AND HIS FAMILY SO VERY MUCH. CHRISTA WILL MISS HIM, HE WAS HER FRIEND AND HER LOVING MATE FOR MANY YEARS. WE WILL MISS HIM ALWAYS.
ED AND CHRISTAL DIANO
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