Gwendolyn J. Klena

Gwendolyn J. Klena, age 89, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, March 08, 2019, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, Gloversville, with her family at her side.

She was born December 12, 1929, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Russell and Frances Wright Dunham.

Mrs. Klena was a graduate of Gloversville High School.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, baking, cooking, and in later years, word search puzzles. She cherished spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Richard T. Klena Sr. whom she married on August 30, 1953; son, Richard T. Klena Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Broadalbin; daughter, Sandy Beatty and her husband Mike of Johnstown; sister, Glenna Fremont (Don) of Gloversville; grandchildren, Michael Beatty (Kristen) of Exeter, Rhode Island, Jenna Beatty Baron (Steve) of Malta; great-grandchildren, Carter and Mason Beatty; nieces, nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Bombard; and a brother, Russell Dunham.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown, with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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