RUMNEY — Jonathan Alan Kleiner, 63, of 1 Cross Road, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a brief courageous battle with cancer with his beloved wife of 40 years, Beth, by his side.
Jonathan was born in Nashua on July 13, 1950, the son of the late Harry Herbert Kleiner and Dorothy (Rowell) Kleiner Kendall. Serving his country in the United States Air Force, Jonathan was honorably discharged after 20 years of service. He was a 30 year resident of Moreno Valley, Calif. prior to coming to New Hampshire full time. Earning his Master's Degree from Chapman College University in Riverside, California, Jonathan was employed as a Social Worker for Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
He was a member of the Board of Directors at the Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley, Calif. for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was an avid reader and a Civil War Re-enactor. Jonathan will be remembered for his brilliant mind, quiet compassion, acerbic wit, and quick sarcasm.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth J. (Breton) Kleiner of Rumney, one son; Justin A. Kleiner and his wife Kimberly Colburn of Santa Ana, Calif., one daughter; Rebecca A. Kleiner-Preston and her husband Kenneth of Moreno Valley, Calif., one brother; Carl Kleiner and his wife Sandy of E. Rochester, his granddaughter Emerson Kleiner and his grandson Locke Alan Preston both of Moreno Valley, Calif., three step-bothers; Peter Kendall and his wife Christine, John Kendall, and Jim Kendall, a step-sister; Joanie Kendall. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Lawrence Kleiner.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial with military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, donations in Jonathan's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.DAV.org/donate.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com .