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Scott D. Klenk

1955 - 2020
Scott D. Klenk Obituary

Scott D. Klenk, 64, of Tingley Lake, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Born on Nov. 13, 1955, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert W. and Miriam (Seager) Klenk.

Scott's greatest loves in life were his children, closely followed by Tingley Lake, Elk Mountain and volunteering. He was a ski patroller at Elk Mountain for 25 years. He volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club, the United Way and the American Red Cross in Scranton, Pa., where he served as president of the board of directors. In 2018, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York honored him with the Philly Drake Award, which is presented to a member who has made significant contributions through their commitment and dedication to the community.

Scott lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed skiing, playing golf, volleyball and softball, trips to Aruba and coaching soccer teams, especially the teams his kids played for. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Penn State football fan. He loved throwing BBQs at the lake, where he would without fail order too many clams. Scott was a magnet for joy and fun, and was an anchor in his community. His sentiment toward life is reflected in the people that surrounded him. He was beloved by his friends and family.

Scott served as vice president of HR at ICS Learning Systems and Community Medical Center (now Geisinger Community Medical Center) in Scranton, Pa. He then moved on to spend 14 years as the senior vice president of human resources at Capital District Physicians Health Plan Inc. in Albany, N.Y., before retiring in 2019.

Survivors include daughters, Nicole Klenk (Will Naito), of Portland, Ore.; and Emilie Barrar (Tim), of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a son, Jonathan Klenk, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Susan Rikkola, of Weehawken, N.J.; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Klenk Jr. (Rita), of Newton Square, Pa.; and Jeffrey Klenk (Mei Hong), of Niskayuna, N.Y.

Services were private.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 609 Ash St., Scranton, PA 18510; or the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, 256 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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