OBITUARY

Walter Lee Klock Jr.

August 19, 1963January 8, 2019
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On January 8, 2019 Walter Lee Klock, Jr. beloved husband of Leslie D. Klock; devoted father of Gregory Klock and his wife Nikki, Brett Klock and Kayla Klock; loving son of Margaret Klock and the late Walter L. Klock, Sr.; dear brother of Debbie Carbone and Alan Klock.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 on Saturday from 12 to 2 PM at which time a Memorial Service will begin. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. Online tributes may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Leslie D. Klock, Wife
  • Gregory Klock and his wife Nikki, Son
  • Brett Klock, Son
  • Kayla Klock, Daughter
  • Margaret Klock, Mother
  • The late Walter Lee Klock Sr., Father
  • Debbie Carbone, Sister
  • Alan Klock, Brother

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Walter Lee Klock Jr.

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Barbara Fitzpatrick Headley

January 13, 2019

To say I was shocked, is an understatement! Pam texted me of our cousin Little Wally being called home to be with our Father in heaven late Sat., Jan. 12th. I live on the Eastern Shore, but had visited Baltimore for a few days this week. Had we known, I'd have stayed so we could have paid our respects.
Sadly, we'd lost contact in our adult years. Growing up, what impressed me most about Little Wally, was that he knew every statistic about each player, each team, anything football! He did his best to turn me into a fan. I greatly admired him for this! Fondly, I remember the times I stayed at their home when Uncle Wally & Little Wally owned the t.v. during football season. Now, I think of them both when I watch football. Little Wally & Alan had lots of fun picking on Debbie & I.
Joe & I, along with our children Christopher & Amanda, tragically lost our oldest son, & big brother Joseph, Jr. at age 18 in April 2004. We realized that life went on, even with heart pain & grieving. We had to grow & learn to go on for the family that still needed us.
I want to express my deepest sympathies to Aunt Margaret, Debbie & Alan. To lose a son & brother is absolutely unbearable: there are no words to ease this pain. Take care of yourselves and each other. Take the time you need to grieve & to remember the blessing of Little Wally. I'm sending many hugs, much love & healing prayers.
Leslie, Gregory, Nikki, Brett & Kayla, my sincere condolences, thoughts & prayers are with you. Little Wally, as I knew him, was a special caring, fun, teasing yet warm cousin! What an amazing man he grew up to be! May God comfort all of you & grant you His peace.


Janine Antoshak

January 13, 2019

The first time I talked to Coach Wally was when he had asked my daughter to play for the new Bel Air team he was coaching. We had just had an unpleasant experience with a previous coach and were reluctant to stay with the Bel Air soccer league. We decided not to join them. After the season started, he called and asked if we would reconsider as one of the girls had an injury and he was down a player. He was so sincere and convincing that we agreed to give it a try. Tori’s first game was at St. James Academy. I will never forget how welcoming the team and parents were. Wally and Leslie had created a cohesive team. So, we joined the team and never looked back.
After this incident, I remember talking to Leslie and Wally about his phone call and how difficult it was for him to reach out to us. I think this showed his willingness to make himself uncomfortable for the sake of the girls. He always had their best interest at heart.
He was a talented coach and taught them the skills necessary to be successful at the game of soccer but he also taught them valuable life lessons as well; work hard, improve yourself, try new things, take chances, play fair and of course, have fun! He was a friend to the girls and to their families. He would ask how you were doing and he waited for an answer and he would notice when something didn’t seem right. He was very sincere and caring.
It showed that he was a dedicated husband and father as he was fiercely protective of his family.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his beloved family; Leslie, Greg, Nikki, Brett and Kayla. I am sure your hearts ache as you grieve your loss but I hope you will find comfort in knowing how his loving legacy touched so many lives due to his life well lived. Rest in Peace Coach Wally.
Condolences to all who will miss Wally.
With love & continued prayers, Janine & Paul & Tori Antoshak

Mary Ellen Rasmussen-Sullivan

January 12, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Wally. My thoughts and prayers are with Leslie and family.

Joy Dobash

January 12, 2019

I remember Wally walking Leslie to Art class holding hands in the halls of Kenwood. Hugs and prayers for you Leslie. R.I.P Wally.

Brenda Tauber

January 11, 2019

I will never forget the first time I spoke to Wally on the phone many years ago. He was Coaching a new soccer team (The Bel Air Blaze), and they were the “B” team. He was so excited and infectious with his enthusiasm that I agreed to let my girls play for the team, even though they were already on another team. Through the years Wally gave so much of his time to these kids. From soccer practices, games, tournaments, emails and so much more. I’ll never forget after a long weekend tournament, we headed to McDonalds drive-thru for a late dinner, and happened to get behind the Klock Family. We gave our order and proceeded to the window to pay, but Wally had already paid for our order. He was so dedicated to improving the skills of these young girls, and helping them make their high school teams. He even took his time to go watch the girls as they tried out for their high schools. Many of his girls made their high school teams and some even continued on to college soccer. He was a big reason for their success and his family should be proud of the dedication he showed for his soccer girls. Not many people can handle young girls, especially as they turned into teenagers, or the annoying parents that come along with these kids. Wally handled it all, and left behind a group of very well rounded soccer players. Wally will forever live in the hearts of his soccer girls and their families. Rest In Peace Coach Wally. ❤️

Leslie, Kayla, Brett and Gregory words cannot express the sorrow we feel at the loss of Wally. You are all in our prayers.

The Tauber Family

Greg Klock

January 11, 2019

Dad,

I miss you so much.

You will always be Superman to me.

You gave me so many things and showed me so much. Life is never fair but we made the most of it together, just like our trip to San Antonio. I'll always be G$ because of you. Rest in peace until we meet again when I'm gonna ask you, "Wanna have a catch?"

Just the two of us, we can make it if we try
Just the two of us, (Just the two of us)
Just the two of us, building castles in the sky
Just the two of us, you and I

Debbie CARBONE

January 11, 2019

My brother my superhero!!! No on could of fought this battle with more courage or dignity. Our life's changed as we grew up I moved to Ohio and you stayed in Maryland but no matter the miles I always loved you. Looking back we had a great childhood many wonderful memories that I will always cherish forever. The weekend we spent in west Virginia in October was to be our last trip together and one i will never forget. Brother you have an outstanding family 3 beautiful children to be very proud of and an amazingly wonderful beautiful wife and together we will always keep your memory alive. I will love you always your sister. R I H my brother

Tom Sessa

January 11, 2019

Wally I have sat here for a couple of days pondering what I should say or what I could do, there no words to describe the empty feeling I had upon hearing of your passing. Although you are in a much better place and resting finally without pain, rest easy my friend, may I offer my most sincerest condolences to you Leslie, Gregory, Brett and Kayla and your family in these difficult days that are ahead.
I am sure Paul Bright and little Joe Walsh were waiting to greet you with open arms, to say that you will be sorely missed is a understatement, you were always that bright shining star from the first time I met you at Deer Ridge Condominiums, you were so young but full of confidence that you could complete the project and that you did, if memory serves me that was probably in 1983 and from then on it was onward and upward your abilities were endless. No matter how tough the project was you always maintained your positive attitude, smiling and saying don't worry boss we will get it done. Wally I wish there was something I could have done to make this job a little easier but I am confident that you handled it with your usual smile, positive attitude and utmost dignity.
To Leslie, Gregory, Brett and Kayla please accept my deepest sympathy my heart goes out to all of you. Your Husband and father was a very special.
Until we meet again Wally, I am proud to say that I was privileged to have had you as a employee and friend, we will never forget you.
May your star shine bright forever
Sincerely,
Tom Sessa

Brett Klock

January 11, 2019

Ever since I was a child The Wizard of Oz has been one of my favorite films. I would always make my parents watch it with me growing up or we would put it on occasionally during the holidays when it was on television and flip back and forth between the film and a football game my Dad had on. It was actually one of the last things I did with him before his passing. My Dad would never openly admit it, but he did tell me from time to time that it was one of his favorite films too.

At the end of the film, Dorothy, surrounded by her family and friends back in Kansas, tells them of her spectacular journey in Oz, but all the while she wished more than anything that she could be home, ending the film with the famous quote “There’s No Place Like Home”. This was something that always stuck with my Dad. I didn’t always appreciate or understand what home was for a long time but my Dad would tell me that no matter what, at the end of the day family and home is what is the most important, it’s where you’re safe and it’s where you’re surrounded by comfort and an abundance of love. This is something that I feel describes my Dad perfectly because he cared so much about his family and our home, he always put us first and he constantly reminded us to believe in ourselves, our dreams, and our passions no matter what obstacles are thrown our way. In the film Dorothy’s companions were all lacking something, but my Dad had nothing short of the utmost intelligence, the biggest heart, and the strongest courage that any person who knew him could surely attest that those qualities perfectly summed him up.

I love my Dad more than words can say and I will miss him more than anything, but I now know the true meaning of home and how important family is, because of him. I also know that he’s looking down on our family with so much love and support and he’ll always be there to guide us and keep us safe no matter what.

Tim Hudson

January 11, 2019

Wally was my first true best friend. Lucky for me we became instant friends and people would say you wouldn't see one without the other somewhere close. Walt and I both loved playing basketball. His energy was something else. We would play in all types of weather. He would make us play to 50 one on one full court. Playing in the rain in nothing but our shorts cause he used his shirt to cover his shoes so they wouldn't get wet. He loved his Jox high tops. He also liked the fact that he could palm the ball when it was wet, made him feel like one of the big men. He had a little chip on his shoulder because he wasn't blessed with great height but that didn't stop him from competing against anyone. It just made him play harder and not back down. Just one of his great characteristics. I truly feel blessed that I got the chance to know Wally and become such great friends like we did.

Biography

On January 8, 2019 Walter Lee Klock, Jr. beloved husband of Leslie D. Klock; devoted father of Gregory Klock and his wife Nikki, Brett Klock and Kayla Klock; loving son of Margaret Klock and the late Walter L. Klock, Sr.; dear brother of Debbie Carbone and Alan Klock.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 on Saturday from 12 to 2 PM at which time a Memorial Service will begin. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. Online tributes may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com