unknown - October 9, 2011
Michael "Mike" Klym, 89, of Mattydale, passed away peacefully at the Veterans' Hospital, Sunday Oct. 9, 2011. He was born in Syracuse to the late John and Katherine Klym and graduated from Vocational High School. He resided in Mattydale for 63 years, summered on Sixth Lake, Inlet, NY and was a member of St. Margaret's Church.
He was employed by Lipe Rollway Corp as a toolmaker for over 50 years and had been tool room foreman for many years.
During WWII, he served in the Army Air Forces in the European Theater of Operations. A Tech Sergeant and top turret gunner on a B-17, he flew 33 missions with the 303rd bomber squadron.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Jean I. Congdon; a son, David (Carolyn) of Rockville, MD; a daughter, Karen (Gabrielle) of Melbourne, Australia; three grandchildren, Wade (Tracey) of Baltimore, MD, Donald (Michelle) of West Columbia, TX and Christine (Joseph) of Temple, TX; four great grandchildren, Hunter, Austin, Cameron and Madison; a sister, Mary Robertson and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Walter and Joseph and a sister, Anna.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday Oct. 13 at Fergerson Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret's Church, Mattydale, with burial following in Assumption Cemetery. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 12 at Fergerson Funeral Home, 215 S. Main St., North Syracuse.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the physicians and staff of the VA Hospital 6th floor south for their compassionate care of Mike.
Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Mike's memory to St. Margaret's Church, 203 Roxboro Road, Mattydale, NY 13211 or to Kitty Corner CNY, PO Box 182, Liverpool, NY 13088. Memorial messages may be left at fergersonfuneralhome.com.