Larry M. Klairmont
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Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
Larry M. Klairmont, 94, of Highland Park, IL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. passed away peacefully on July 18th. Loving husband of fifty-seven years to Elaine Klairmont whose death preceded his and devoted partner of Joyce Oberlander for the past eleven years. Father of five adoring children: Alison, Lisa (Harold Kleiderman), Alfred (Yelena), Dorie Ann (Michael Gleber) and Robert (Julieann). Beloved grandfather to twelve: Kathleen, Benjamin, the late Jacob, Rebecca, Matthew, Laura, Julia, Margaux, Max, Hunter, William, Nathan and great grandfather to Balthazar and Marlo. Larry was born on December 17, 1926 and grew up in Chicago.? Raised in poverty, he worked delivering Chinese food on his bicycle during his childhood.? He always worked during his ?early teenage years and while in college and his two years of law school in order to support his mother and younger sister. His most lucrative job was selling women's shoes on a commission basis. He became a decorated war hero after enlisting in World War II at the age of 16, serving as a combat Marine in battlefields across the Pacific Theater, including Saipan and Iwo Jima. After returning from war, Larry's relentless pursuit of the American Dream led him to successfully found two companies, Imperial Cleaners and Imperial Realty Company.? A talented businessman and legendary deal-maker, Larry was honored in 2015 as an inductee into the exclusive Chicago Association of Realtors ® Hall of Fame.? Outside of work, Larry was an accomplished competitive sailor and passionate life-long?yachtsman and long-time member of the Chicago Yacht Club. In his later years he distinguished himself as a leading antique auto collector and founder of the Chicago based Klairmont Kollections Museum. Larry life was full, long, and larger-than-life. His?tenacity, courage, inspiration and leadership will be?missed greatly. An autumn celebration of life-memorial service is being planned.?Arrangements by and to visit the guestbook, Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


Published by PL-Lake on Jul. 22, 2021.
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My most sincere Condolences to Joyce and Larry's extended family. I had the privilege of working with Larry at Klairmont Kollections NFP recently. I last visited with him on June 29th to see his enthusiam and approval of his achievements there . The attached photo is Larry with Robert Olson.
Keith Buckley
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July 23, 2021
So sorry to hear this. Thinking of all of you.
Adalynn Pielet Speer
Other
July 23, 2021
Al, I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. It was an honor to know him and I have many fond memories about him during our time up stairs on Central Avenue. Jeff
Jeffrey Dembo
Work
July 21, 2021
Larry was larger than life, a successful business man, highly decorated World War II veteran, husband, father, grandfather, partner to Joyce Oberlander & friend to many. First met Larry at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club & got to know him over the years through my dear friend, Joyce. He was truly dedicated to her & I got to know Larry as I spent time at the house Larry & Joyce shared. He was generous & loving to Joyce, his children, his grandchildren, loved them all. I´m blessed to have known this amazing man. God Bless....,
Cookie Williams
Friend
July 20, 2021
Sharon Burack
July 20, 2021
My deepest sympathies. He was exceptional in every way
Larry Starkman
July 20, 2021
Larry was one of the finest members of the Coral Ridge Yacht Club that we met. We have only great memories of the times we spent together.
Dr Bob and Jane Conti
Friend
July 20, 2021
I was fortunate to meet Mr. Klairmont several years ago at his museum. I got to spend several hours discussing real estate and how he did it. What an inspiration Larry was to many and his devotion to his country.
Glenn Hamilton
Work
July 20, 2021
Sorry to hear about Larry. He was a smart man and a successful one.
Alene Fishbein
Friend
July 19, 2021
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