May 17, 1929 – June 13, 2020
Adline Klionsky 1929-2020
Born in Los Angeles, California in May 1929, Adline Klionsky passed away Saturday, June 13, at the Heights of Summerlin nursing home in Las Vegas, Nevada, following brief hospice care.
Adline, who went by Addie, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from high school, and ultimately worked as a bookkeeper in the San Fernando Valley for many years. She was the mother of four children: two daughters, Marsha and Sharon, with her first husband; and two sons, David and Daniel, born to Adline and her husband, Louis Klionsky, her beloved life partner who predeceased her in 2006.
Adline encouraged her children to excel; all are college-educated. Proud of her daughters and sons, Adline filled notebooks with their achievement-related photographs and documents. Her daughters, now retired, live in the greater Los Angeles area; her sons reside in Michigan: David is a physician specializing in pathology; Daniel is a professor of life sciences.
Beyond her work and family responsibilities, Adline liked to participate in her San Fernando Valley community and to travel. As a B'nai B’rith member and president, she helped organize events and charitable activities. With her friends, she played pan (similar to rummy) and mahjong. Adline and Louis enjoyed traveling to many countries, sometimes with close friends. They also toured much of the U.S., often going to Michigan to visit their sons.
Adline expressed her creativity by making a variety of hand-crafted goods, giving them to friends and family members. Working with yarn proved a lifelong passion: She loved to knit and crochet custom afghans, sweaters, and scarves, often asking those around her, "What would you like? I’ll make it for you.”
After the major 1994 Northridge earthquake, Adline and Louis decided to move from California to the Sun City-Summerlin Las Vegas development, where some of their friends also relocated.
Adline loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, often inviting them to visit; she and Louis showed their young visitors the sights, treated them to stage shows, and took them to swim at Sun City pools.
Though Adline and Louis retired to Nevada, the lure of the "Strip" enticed the couple — who had married in Las Vegas many years before — to work part-time in hotel concessions. Adline and Louis also volunteered in Sun City, helping with Temple Bet Knesset Bamidbar Shabbat services for nursing-home residents.
After Louis's death, a sad loss for an affectionate couple married more than 50 years, Adline stayed in Sun City, supported by her family and her friends.
Adline is survived by her children Marsha Kollitz (Howard), Sharon Allen (Barry), David Klionsky (Eva Youshock), and Daniel Klionsky (Lisa); her grandchildren Aaron (Hildy), Bradley, Eric, Jeremy (Bryn), Rachel (Joel), and Sarah; and her great-grandchildren Ahuva, Ettie, Jacob, Chloe, Cole, and Dakota; her sister Rosalind; and her niece Karen and nephew Ron.
Adline will be buried next to Louis in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmcheyenne.com for the Klionsky family.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020