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Howard M. Klausner


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Howard M. Klausner Obituary
July 20, 1932 - June 4, 2016 Howard M. Klausner, of Palmdale, California, peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. He was born in New York City, New York, on July 20, 1932. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California, majoring in real estate. He forever loved college football, especially the USC Trojans. Howard served his country in the Air Force and was stationed in Arizona. He also served as an officer with the Beverly Hills Police Department. Howard was well respected and dearly loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife Betty of Palmdale; daughter Jennifer Klausner of Los Angeles; step-children Francy Wilkinson (Rod) of Lake in the Hills, Illinois; Johnny Simpson of Palmdale; Kathy Lyon (Jim) of Mission Viejo; Mary Simpson of Hollywood; Kim Kauffman (Gary) of Palmdale; Kelly Simpson of Palmdale; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family in Northern California, Connecticut, Nebraska and Kentucky. He is also survived by sister Geraldine Senft (Jerry) of Studio City, and brothers Manuel Klausner (Willette) of Los Angeles and Sheldon Klausner (Barbro) of Malibu. Howard is pre-deceased by his parents Isidore and Helen (Gruber) Klausner; and step-daughter Patty Stenzel. Howard was a jolly man - a jokester, really - who especially enjoyed puns and limericks. He was very knowledgeable about, and conversational in, the subjects of politics and business. Howard very much enjoyed his lifelong hobby of collecting frog art and figurines. He really loved good food. Howard traveled the world in his younger years. Later in life he discovered the joys of cruising. He especially enjoyed cruising to Alaska with his wife and family. Howard remained involved with his real estate holdings. In lieu of flowers, your consideration of a donation to one of Howard's favorite charities, the Wounded Warrior Project or the Salvation Army, would be appreciated.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 8 to June 12, 2016
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