In Memoriam


Robert M. Klos

(1945 - 2004)




HORNELL - Robert M. "Bob" Klos, 59, of St. Charles, Md., formerly of Hornell, died Friday (Oct. 15, 2004) at Southern Maryland Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on July 14, 1945, he was the son of William and Irene (Eicher) Klos.

Bob grew up in Hornell, and was a graduate of St. Ann's School, and later graduated from Hornell High School. Following graduation, he spent three years in the U.S. Coast Guard, followed by 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. While serving his country, Bob continued his education, earning his degree in engineering.

Following his discharge from the Air Force, he was employed as an engineer at Lockheade-Martin Company in Washington, D.C. for about 20 years, retiring just two weeks ago.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother, William Klos, who died in 2002.

Surviving are two daughters; Julie (Jerry) Haston of Richmond, Va., and Donna (Robert) Sturgeon of Columbus, Neb.; his parents, William and Irene Klos of Hornell; his sister, Pat Lathers of Hornell, three grandchildren; Jared Sturgeon, Josh Sturgeon, and Matthew Haston; nieces and nephews.

 Funeral arrangements were made by the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.