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CHARLES E. KLABUNDE

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KLABUNDE, CHARLES E. - Born October 28, 1931 in Champagne, IL and died February 7, 2015 in Oak Ridge TN. Charlie is survived by his brother Philip of Wilmington, DE and is preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Harriet of Lewiston, NY and sister Suzanne Cantor of Mahwah, NJ. He lived in Niagara Falls, NY, graduated from NFHS in 1949, Lehigh University with BS in 1953 and obtained a MS in Physics from Illinois University in 1955. Thereafter living in Oak Ridge, TN working at ORNL most recently researching super-conductivity, from which he retired in 1996. An avid hiker and conservationist, Charles was very active with Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning - serving on their boards, editing and publishing their newsletters. Other active interests were model airplane flying, photography and folk dancing. Memorial plans have not yet been finalized, but we hope to have a hike to honor his service in trail maintenance and to scatter his ashes where they will improve the fertility of the soil. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Feb. 10, 2015
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