Francis J. Kloster
Date of Passing: June 15th, 2019leave a condolence read condolences
Francis (Fran) J. Kloster, of New Hartford, passed away on June 15, 2019 with his family by his side at the Masonic Care Community. He was born in Utica on June 17, 1930, the son of the late George & Anna Smith Kloster. Fran was married to Beverly Schug on February 12, 1955. Fran proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955, during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the New York Telephone Company retiring after 35 years. Fran was a member of the following organizations; New Hartford American Legion Post #1376, Remsen VFW Post #982, CWA Local #1126 and was a former trustee of St. Patrick's Church in Forestport. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in New Hartford. After living in New Hartford for many years, Fran and Bev moved to Kayuta Lake for several years and enjoyed the North Country and all it had to offer. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Beverly; daughter, Judy (Bob) Butler of Sauquoit; sons, Dennis (Shari) of MD, Martin (Linda) of Utica, Steven (Helen) of TN, and Tim (Vickie) of NC; sisters, Dolores Quinn of CO and Barbara Jones of Syracuse; and a brother, Rev. George Kloster of NC. Fran was predeceased by his brother, James Kloster. Fran is also survived by eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and special nieces, nephews and cousins, including life-long friend and cousin, Leonard Murphy. The family wishes to thank the Masonic Care Community, especially the Manhattan household, for all the loving care & compassion that they showed Fran and his family. It will not be forgotten. Calling hours are on Tuesday, June 18 from 4-7 PM at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford. Fran's funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Interment will take place at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Forestport, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
So sorry for the loss of your wonderful father/husband. Thoughts prayers and hugs to all of you. Love, Dor
Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. Fran was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed. Meg, Shannon, Steve and I have wonderful memories of you both, and everyone in Deer Spring Park miss you terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace and love.
The Swierat Family
My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter their age. I pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult period.
Marty and family-
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. I have fond memories of working with him on campaigns and committees in New Hartford. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Victor J. Fariello Jr.
Bev and Family
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the passing of Fran. We met y’all on a couple of your winter trips to Myrtle Beach a few years ago as friends of George. We will be keeping y’all in our thoughts and prayers.
Eddie & Annamarie Ferris
Pawleys Island SC