Donald W. Klahs
unknown - December 30, 2012
Donald W. Klahs went to join his love on Dec. 30, 2012. Born June 1, 1927, to Gladys and William Klahs, he lived much of his life in Chittenango. He served during WWII aboard the San Saba, honorably discharged as a Fireman First Class, USNR June 13, 1946.
Donald married Joan K. Minor on Dec. 20, 1952 raising their family on Bolivar Road. Before retiring from Bristol Lab in 1989 he worked for Vega Industries, Syracuse. After making their home in South Otselic, he served as commander of the American Legion Post 973.
Donald was predeceased by his wife Joan K. Klahs (2012), son Donald J. Klahs (2004) and sister Rosalie Bortle (1976). He is survived by daughter Eileen (Kyle) Saltern, daughter-in-law Bonnie Klahs; grandchildren Matthew Saltern, Lacey Saltern and Erick Overbaugh; great-grandsons Gage Saltern and Evan Overbaugh.
A graveside service will be held in the spring with a celebration of their lives to follow. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. To leave online condolences please visit taitfuneralhome.com.