Maury Klumok
1937 - 2021
Maury Klumok
December 7, 1937-March 18, 2021
La Quinta, California
Maury Klumok was born on December 7, 1937 in Moorhead, Mississippi. He was the beloved son of Fannie and Sol Klumok and brother of Marion Burstein, Ann Bennett and Sylvia Goodman. Maury attended Tulane University and, upon graduation, embarked on a long, successful career in the refrigerated warehousing industry. He began with his father in law, Sidney Simons, at US Security Warehouse, and he retired after his many years at United Refrigerated Services. He served on the National Peanut Council, was Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and was an eight year board member of the Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. Maury was a master negotiator and a passionate problem solver. At 58 years old he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of moving to Pebble Beach, California where he continued to be an avid golfer. He hit his final hole in one at the age of 81.
Maury was an adored father, stepfather and Pops to his grandchildren. He brightened every room, never met a stranger, had the most infectious smile and laugh and loved to tell a joke. He was beyond generous with his time and advice. He was kind, warm, humble, fun-loving and charming. He was passionate about his beloved family and friends, golf, music, his dogs, Southern food and life. He made everyone around him better, and he was one of a kind in the absolute best way.
Maury was preceded in death by his parents, Fannie and Sol Klumok, his sister Marion Burstein and his brothers-in-law Martin Burstein and Bernard Bennett.
Maury will be greatly missed by his wife Lucy Perricone, his children Kim Klumok (Alex Kaminsky), Todd (Lisa) Klumok and Kelly (Peter) Schiffer, his grandchildren Coco Schiffer, Zack Kaminsky, Cadie Schiffer, Calla Kaminsky, Drew Schiffer and Bobby Klumok, his sisters Ann Bennett and Sylvia (Carl) Goodman, his former wife Sydney Simons, 5 stepchildren, 15 step-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.

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I met Maury one night in Carmel, California after he and my husband had played a round of golf. I was instantly captivated by his smile, his stories and his kindness. Everyone in the restaurant knew and loved Maury. I looked forward to seeing him when we visited Carmel and I know my husband loved playing golf with him. His photo captures him perfectly. We will miss him. We send our condolences and hope sweet memories with comfort you. Meri Robinson
Meri Robinson
March 29, 2021
I have been thinking about Maury as he played golf with my father, Bill Zimmerman, at Green Island CC in Columbus. They certainly enjoyed each other’s company for years. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.
Catherine Z Bickerstaff
March 27, 2021
Yoly Zeny Espino
March 26, 2021
Miss you already, Dad ❤
Kelly Klumok Schiffer
March 26, 2021
Maury was one in a billion. We were so fortunate to call him family. We will miss his caring, his wit, and most of all his love of family. His eyes lit up anytime a grandchild entered the room and you just had to give him a few minutes for him to tell you how great they all are. We will miss you terribly Maury, and so honored to have been part of your circle. We will never forget the love you gave our rescue chihuahua Machiatto and all of the canine pups you loved and teared up at just the mention of ... A strong man with a very soft heart for kids and dogs. I imagine some day we will meet again across from the rainbow bridge, beyond the golf course, where all of the dogs run free to play and get head rubs from their pal Maury. Sending love to all who mourn your passing.
Santoro Family
March 24, 2021
Maury was a wonderful friend and golf comrade. He demonstrated uncommon kindness and sensitivity to others, was always a great listener and very easy to talk to and gave sound advice. Golf was our introduction but life was our commonality. He was compassionate, friendly and open to all. Maury was never without a good joke and I fondly remember the great times golfing, eating dinner, talking and going to the golf store, Maury changed drivers every two weeks. My life is much fuller for the time I send with Maury and I will miss as much as my own father. I thank Lucy for sharing Maury with us, his friends.
With love and respect, Michael Klassen
Michael Klassen MD
March 24, 2021
Maury was a wonderful friend and an extraordinary kind person. His laugh was infectious and his humility inspiring. I feel a deep loss for his family but also for all of us that were his friends. We had alot of fun golfing and talking and going to the golf store. He changed drivers every two weeks. I already miss Maury as much as my own father. Thank you Lucy for sharing Maury with us.
Michael Klassen MD
March 24, 2021
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