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James E. "Jimmy" Kleitz


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James E. "Jimmy" Kleitz Obituary
James E. "Jimmy" Kleitz

Louisville - 58, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his home.

He was a long-time employee of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and was currently a safety specialist for TP Mechanical Contractors. Jimmy graduated from Bishop David HS, class of 1978 and he was a 4th degree, Knights of Columbus member. He was the former president of Marydale Little League. He coached multiple sports at Most Blessed Sacrament and St. Stephen Martyr schools, where he loved the children he coached as his own. He was proud to be the "grill master" at DeSales sporting events. He also adored anything Disney and U of L.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Evelyn Kleitz Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Ruth Kleitz; beloved children, Jason (Lauren), Daniel and Andrew Kleitz; siblings, Jerry Kleitz Jr., Mike Kleitz (Michelle), Timmy Joe Kleitz (Cathy), Mary Dee Kleitz-Singleton (David), Glen Kleitz (Leigh Anne), Bryan Kleitz (Cristol), Joe Gatewood (Emily) and Tony Kleitz-Swartz (Angie); and his 18 cherished nieces and nephews.

His celebration of life Mass will be held Saturday 10 a.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd. with cremation to follow. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday at Joseph E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Dr.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to DeSales High School in memory of Jimmy.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 9, 2018
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