George William Klag

July 28, 1930June 25, 2013
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George William Klag, age 82 of Randolph, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

He was born July 28, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Wenhart) Klag. George graduated from Randolph High School and later from the Ohio State University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army during the Korean War. George spent 42 years in the title insurance business. He worked as the branch manager for Lawyer’s Title in Akron and as a national sales rep for Chicago Title and Commonwealth Title. George was a member of the Akron Area Board of Realtors and a 32nd Degree Mason.

George was also very active in his community and his church. He served 12 years as a Randolph Township Trustee, 9 years on the Rootstown Board of Appeals, and on the Randolph Zoning Commission. He was a 25 year member of the First Apostolic Church of Tallmadge, serving as a trustee, an usher, and a member of the nursing home committee. George’s second home was in Daytona Beach Florida. He made annual trips there since 1962. George was an avid NASCAR fan and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a daily reservation to meet his friends at Bob’s Pizza in Randolph.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years Mary (Davis) Klag; children: Vickie Klag, Scott Klag, Wendy (Tim) Patrick; step-children: Bud (Kim) Davis, Rob Davis; sister: Judy (Jack) Stratton; as well as his grandchildren: Justin, Tyler, and Megan Patrick, Brian Cahill, Ashley, David, Ian, Colton, and Damon Davis, along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his sister Donna Wemyss. Friends will be received Friday, June 28, 2013, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Friends may also call an hour prior to the 11:00 AM Funeral Service officiated by Pastor Kenneth Bulgrin on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph with military honors provided by the US Army Honor Guard and VFW Post 1055.

Condolences and memories may be shared at Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation ( or the American Diabetes Association (


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Barbara Grady

July 21, 2014


I was so very sorry to hear about George. He was such a sweet and generous man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember our good times at Perry's.

Richard A. Moors

July 3, 2013

Many happy days were spent hunting @ Grandpa's farm, and on Old Forge Road, or boating out @ West Branch. Sorry things turned out the way they did, but such is life. I thank George for all the memories, and for how he tried to help me when I thought I was going to get out of the Navy, and come home & live. A sweet smile, big heart, and kind soul was just a part of what George really was!!

July 1, 2013

Mary & Family
Don & I are so sorry to hear about George's passing. He was such a kind
& gentle soul. He will be greatly missed @ Perrys in Daytona next winter.
Perrys will not be the same without him. If we can be of any help during
this sad time, please let us know.
Nancy & Don Diaz

Bo Penner-Ballard

June 30, 2013

Hey Cousins, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I have good memories of all of you guys coming to Florida and having fun at the beach. Used to look so forward to that ! We'll miss him, although we haven't seen you guys in many years, your still in our hearts. Love to the whole family!

Gale & Bonnie

June 29, 2013

To the entire Klay Family, sorry for you loss, he was a great person with a great smile, personality & could always make everyone smile! we always enjoyed our Daytona time with him & the entire family & all our Daytona group!... he will be greatly missed. . you all are in our thoughts & prayers, Love Ya all,

Ron Wood

June 28, 2013

To the Klag Famiily,
You are in our thought and prayers. We will cherish our Daytona Beach memories.
Ron Wood Family

Barbara Grady

June 28, 2013

Mary, My heart is broken. What a wonderful man George was. He could make me laugh just by looking at me. My thoughts and prayers are with you always..



June 28, 2013

To the Klag Family,sorry for your loss.We were glad that you were able to get George home from Daytona.Our prayers are with you all,Jim&Carrol Kinney

Melody Norris

June 28, 2013

Mary and Family, please know how very sorry I am for your loss. George was a great friend and he will be deeply missed. Everyone loved George for his adventurous ways and his great personality. I personal know the pain your are feeling. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, love ya Mary! He and Jerry are keeping each other company and playing 31 together.

Rick Stock

June 27, 2013

Scotty G.
I'll never forget the trips to MIS with you and George. They were, without a doubt, the most fun I've ever had at a racetrack...and the WORST motel on the planet! ;-)

I laugh every time I tell the stories!

My most sincere condolences,