Dolores Klumbach

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EASTON - Dolores Klumbach, resident of Easton, past away peacefully at the Lafayette Healthcare Center, Franconia, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the age of 100.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb 7, 1912, she was the daughter of Richard W. Lyman and Lena B. Comer. She lived most of her life in New Jersey before moving to Easton with her husband, Harold, in 1971.

She graduated from Columbia High School, South Orange, N.J., in 1930. While living in Maplewood, N.J., and working at Metropolitan Life on Madison Avenue in New York City in the summer of 1930, she met Harold F. Klumbach, and they married March 22, 1932 in the Bronx, N.Y.

Dolores raised, boarded and showed many champion English setters for many years in New Jersey. One of her dogs, "Pro," performed in the Broadway musical, "The Miracle Worker." She enjoyed buying, selling and trading collectible dolls. She also took pleasure in crocheting and made and sold many blankets and pillows to local craft shops. She also belonged to a ladies bridge club in Franconia.

Dolores will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her family. Her husband, Harold, predeceased her in 1992.

Dolores and Harold raised three daughters: Elizabeth "Betsy," who married Bob Van Vliet, formerly of Holderness, children Glenn, Lori, Mark and Kevin; Barbara, who married Frank Ansede of Basking Ridge, N.J., children Frank, John and Barbara Rose; and Nancy Moody of North Haverhill, children Chris, Debbie and Brian. Dolores left 12 great-grandchildren and numerous grand-nieces and grandnephews.


services: Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel, from 10 a.m. to noon. A celebration of life will begin at noon, followed by a graveside service at the Kinsman Cemetery, Easton.

Donations can be made in Dolores memory to the American Red Cross, 2 Maitland St., Concord 03301 or Notch Above Humane Society, 33 Pleasant St., Littleton 03561. For directions or to offer your condolences to the family, please visit

Published in Union Leader on Nov. 8, 2012