Timothy Joseph Klemper
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Timothy Joseph Klemper

age 73, of Canton, left his earthly home at 7:27 p.m. Friday June 26, 2020 at Aultman Hospital, surrounded by the people who loved him and whom he loved the most. He was born November 27, 1946 in Canton, Ohio to Joseph and Wilma (Crowl) Klemper. A graduate of Timken High School, Tim was formerly employed by Union Metal as a welder. Tim was well respected in the music industry, as he played bass guitar and guitar in various bands for more than 50 years; worked as a general manager for Gulia Music and later went on to open his own music store, Klemper Music in Canton. After retiring from the music business, he became a manager at Park Honda. Tim was a former member of Perry Rotary, Canton Chamber of Commerce, in addition to various other civic organizations. An extensive world traveler, Tim never met a person he didn't like, and was loved by all.

He will be forever loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Susan (Bowman) whom he married August 30, 2011; daughters, Gretchen (Frank) Falcone, of Louisville, and Heidi Harris of Jackson Twp.; grandchildren, Fallon, Ciara, Gianna, and Frankie Falcone, and Dylan Newell; step-daughters, Jeri and Bobbi Brasseur, both of Alliance; step-grandchildren, Charles, James, Kristan, Miranda, Ashley, Josh, Dylan, Hayden and Bailey; and ten step-great grandchildren. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joan, and brother, Tom.

A Celebration of Tim's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends, P.O. Box 172, Uniontown, OH 44685. Donations can be made through PayPal @ CRIPLCRKFERALS@AOL.COM

Arrangements are with Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

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Published in IndeOnline on Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
I first met Tim 40 years ago, as a young drummer in the Neil Williams band. Tim was a great musical mentor and coach, and loved helping young people. He sold me my first guitar, which I still play to this day. He also let me have his cherished first bass guitar for next to nothing, with the stipulation that I only sold it back to him if I ever wanted to get rid of it. I took it with me in many moves across the country, and finally sent it back to him a few years ago.Tim said he hung the bass on his music room wall, and I was very pleased that he was happy to get it back. Tim really made a difference in many people's lives. He certainly made a difference in mine.
Bob McPherson
Friend
July 1, 2020
So sorry to hear about Tim. We worked together in several bands over the years, and I worked for him at the music store as a teacher and instrument repairman (one of the best jobs I ever had). RIP my friend.
David E Kolinski-Schultz
Coworker
June 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of Tim's passing.i worked with him at gulia music. It was my first job I worked at the mallet mall store in late 70s.he was a nice man.rest in peace.
James grueser
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Only knew Tim from sharing the stage together with him with Bud & the Corsairs but he was perfect gentleman and great musician. May he rest in peace. Sincere condolences to all friends and family during this difficult time.
Terry Narvey
Friend
June 29, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Terry Narvey
Friend
June 29, 2020
With deepest sympathy from the Timken Vocational High School Class of. 1964.
Betty Susbauer
Classmate
June 29, 2020
He was such an incredible father and humble man who was loved by so many people because he was so easy to love. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was kind and caring and you never saw him upset or angry about anything. He most definitely will be missed until we are together again in heaven with the angels. He has earned his wings most deservingly. God has blessed our family with Tim and I will be forever grateful to have been able to call him my dad!
Jeri Brasseur
Daughter
June 28, 2020
Tim gave me my 1st job after grad school @ Klemper Music. A great guy & wonderful musician. My thoughts are with the family !
Denny Vlahos
Friend
June 28, 2020
Grade school and high school buddy. A special guy and talented artist in music. I hope to get a notice about the memorial schedule. Tom O'Dell Bolivar,Oh
TOM P O'DELL
Classmate
June 28, 2020
Gretchen & Heidi,
Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Please accept our sympathies.
May God comfort you and the family during this difficult time.
Kathy & Tony Kozar
Tony Kozar
Friend
June 28, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss...my prayers are with you and your family in this trying time!!!!
Jennifer Bailey
Friend
June 28, 2020
Gretchen: So sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers for you and your family
Walt Strotz
Friend
June 28, 2020
A fine gentleman who I got to know through Park Honda. We leased our first Odyssey through him. He showed respect for every person that he came in contact with. He will be missed.
Susan McCracken
June 28, 2020
Great guy to work for, worked with him at the old Gulia's at the south end of Canton, And worked for him at his music store. Corky Affolter, my feelings go out to the family.
Francis G Affolter
Friend
June 28, 2020
A life filled with friends, music, travel, adventure and love. A loving and kind father who taught many great lessons in life. Love you dad.
Gretchen
Family
June 28, 2020
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Christine Domer
June 28, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Family-Tim will be missed-his Music will Live Forever-Polka Tones Rock !!! Rest in Peace !!
RICH SUCKIEL
Friend
June 28, 2020
Love and prayers to all.
Lori Smith
Friend
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