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OBITUARY

George Klocek

March 14, 1950November 12, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce that George (née Jerzy) Klocek, 70, of Madison, CT, died suddenly on November 12, 2020.

George was born in London, UK, on March 14, 1950, the only child of Anna Lezaj and Josef Klocek. He grew up in Hartford, CT, and attended South Catholic High School. He graduated from Northeastern University with a major in Engineering.

George was a devoted and loving partner to Joan Embersits Salomone. He was lovingly embraced by Joan’s children, Christian (Suzanne), Matthew (Brandi) and Megan who welcomed him wholeheartedly into the family. George took great joy in his relationships’ with the 8 grandchildren…Riley, Veruka, Gavin, Wilhelmina, Brandon, Sante, Patrick, & Shepherd.

George & Joan split their time between Madison, CT and Jacksonville, FL, where they made many friends and had lasting impact on both communities.

In Madison, George was an active participant in a variety of community organizations. He was a long-time member of the Madison Beach Club, and the Madison Winter Club. He also served on the Madison Ambulance Association Board from 1996 to 2008, including various terms as president.

In Jacksonville, George was a member of Deerwood County Club and was well known around the tennis courts, where he played multiple times a week.

Of all George’s work experiences, he was most devoted to Yale University where he served as a Senior Systems Specialist for several decades in Information Technology Services. George took great pride in Yale University, and built long-lasting relationships within the Yale community.

George was an avid tennis player, a voracious reader, and speedy problem solver of all things big and small. George was a trusted and loyal friend to all who knew and loved him, and he will be remembered fondly for his kindness, understated generosity, ready smile, and quick wit. He was always attentive to needs of others, a “gentleman” in the truest sense of the word.

George lived his life well and will be profoundly missed.

Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial service will take place on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Madison Ambulance Association, 9 Old State Highway 79, Madison, CT 06443.

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Edward Lezon

November 30, 2020

Having George in our family was a great pleasure. He was a gracious gentleman who always attended family gatherings and lifted our spirits. His sudden passing was very sad, shocking and unbelievable. We lost a great person and a good friend. George will always be remembered by the many people he touched.
Our hearts go out to Joan, as we pray for God's healing through this difficult time.
Love,
Ed and Maria Lezon

Karen Aranow

November 29, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of George passing. We will miss his friendly face and banter on the tennis courts. He was such a kind and gracious man.
What a great loss to us all. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
With much sadness,
Karen and Jonathan Aranow

Jemmy Gondwe

November 22, 2020

Thank you for your blessing

Catie and Mike Olinski

November 20, 2020

Our deepest sympathies go out to you, Joan as you deal with this sudden loss of your dear George. We remember fondly Christmas Eve family gatherings and summer sunsets enjoying dinner at the Madison Beach club. We were lucky to see George this summer at Waters Edge with cousin Stella. You captured his essence so well in the obituary. He will be deeply missed. Sending you strength as you face the difficult days ahead. Fondly, Catie and Mike Olinski

Kathleen and Richard Hugo

November 18, 2020

We feel blessed to have know George. Such a wonderful, kind person who we loved having Friday night dinners with at the club. Worlds best Manhattan maker!!!

Patty Golfeder

November 18, 2020

I am so sad to hear this. I have fond memories of George on the tennis courts at the Madison Beach Club and the Davis Cup. He will be missed by all. Patty Goldfeder

Lynne and Ted Howard

November 18, 2020

Dear Joan,
No words can express our deep sadness for the sudden loss of George. Our hearts truly ache for you and your family.
Always the gentleman, George unfailingly offered good cheer and kindness to us all. His devotion to you lit up his welcoming smile.
We will always remember. May he Rest In Peace.
Love,
Lynne and Ted Howard

Cheryl Shaw

November 17, 2020

Dear Joan,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this most difficult moment. We will always remember George fondly for his smile, sense of humor, friendly inclusion of everyone in his life, and his devotion to you and everyone you hold dear. We will miss him always.
Love,
Cheryl and Rod Shaw

Tim Cooper

November 16, 2020

George was a truly great man who deeply loved his family. I particularly remember on one very hot and humid summer afternoon, George brought out Gatorades and water to Gavan, Brandon and me on Hole #1 at Deerwood during one of our many golf lessons. George was always thinking of others first, and his love for his family was always visible for all to see. Each and every time I pass by his and Joan's home on Hole #1 at Deerwood, I will think of George and his selfless love and care for others.

Tim Cooper, Deerwood Head Golf Professional

Frank Schaffner

November 16, 2020

We were saddened to hear of George's passing. We were looking forward to have him join us here in Jacksonville, Florida again for our Friday morning tennis clinics during the winter. We will miss him dearly. Rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY

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