Alice M. Klima (nee Low), 81, of Avon Lake, formerly of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at Bradley Bay Health Center, Bay Village following a brief illness.
Born on April 17, 1930 in Cleveland, Alice had lived in Avon Lake since 1968.
A long career as a clerk began as a bank teller in Cleveland and then at Aldens Catalog Store. She worked for more than 20 years at Fisher Big Wheel and then Faroh's Candy in Avon Lake. For the last 10 years she had worked at the as a receptionist for the grooming salon and then Doggy Day Care. Alice was still working until her illness.
Alice loved her family, caring for people and her work. She was a member of and the Auxiliary Post 211, Avon Lake.
She is survived by her daughter Diane M. Tarone (Kenneth) of Avon Lake; two grandsons, Anthony of Avon Lake and Christopher of Westlake; sister Audrey Dorin of Lakewood and brother John Low of Avon Lake.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Edward "Red" Klima, who passed away in 1991, parents Otto and Gertrude (nee Klein) and sister Anna Mae Mariner.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake at 10 a.m. Fr. James H. Beatty will officiate. In leiu of flowers, the family requests gifts may be made to Bradley Bay Health Center, 605 Bradley Rd., Bay Village, 44140 or Harbinger Hospice, 837 Crocker Rd., Westlake, 44145.
Arrangements are being handled by the Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake. To send an online condolence go to www.buschfuenral.com