Kerry F. Klegman

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Kerry F. Klegman, 63, of Redondo Beach, California, passed away on June 9, 2004. Kerry is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Susan, his daughter Nicole, and his brother Keith. Kerry was born in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington inSeattle, earning a BA in History in 1963. He obtained a Masters of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1975 and a Law Degree from the University of West Los Angeles in 1997. Kerry was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration for the past 22 years. During his tenure with the FAA, he developed the National Federal Employee Assistance Program. His other employment included the National Institute of Drug Abuse with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Job Corps Recruiter for the California Employment Service and Office of Economic Opportunity; Job Developer for the Migrant Farm Workers with the California Department of Employment Security; and Executive Director for the Clark County Methadone Maintenance Program, Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the highlights in Kerry's life was when he and his daughter, Nicole, took a very special European motorcycle trip in June 2001. For two weeks, they toured on BMW motorcycles through the Black Forest in Germany, the Alsace Region in France, and the Swiss Alps. Kerry's passions in life included driving his Harley-Davidson Road King, traveling, sports, and spending time with his family. Donations can be sent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

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  1. Kerry is and will be deeply missed by all of the Labor Relations community of Flight Standards. We are saddened that he left so young. He was intelligent, engaged, and always willing to be open and see all sides to an issue. I had the pleasure of spending some one-on-one time with him last year in Baltimore. He shared many experiences and values that I have learned from. He made a difference. My prayers are with his family – he expessed such pride for his daughter and such love and gratitude for his wife.

  2. I was so sorry to hear about Kerry\’s passing; he was a terrific fellow. He was my first supervisor in the FAA at HQs in Washington. He was one of the best managers I had during my 38 years in the Federal Govt. He didn\’t always get the best treatment, but he always maintained a good attitude. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be greatly missed.

  3. In absolute shock, I am deeply saddened to hear this, many years ago I worked with him at HDQTRS, and he was one of a kind – deep regrets to the family!

  4. I will miss Kerry more than words can express. I got to know him during a 30 day detail at the region a couple of years ago. We talked often since then about many work-related issues of course, but also his love of riding motorcycles, and we shared many stories about our families. He was very proud of his daughter, Nicole, whom he wanted me to meet, but unfortunately I never had that opportunity. My deepest sympathy to Susan and Nicole, Kerry was a one of a kind guy.

  5. Susan/Nicole/Keith: My condolences on the loss of Kerry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Kerry over the past several years while he was at our Regional Office. I had the utmost respect for him and his work ehtics. He was always very helpful and diligent; a true gentleman. I feel very fortunate to have been associated with such a fine person. He will be missed by us all. Bob Kemp

  6. I worked closely with Kerry both as a union representative and later as a supervisor. Kerry was one of the good guys. He was always fair and honest to me no matter which side of the Labor-Management fence I was on. Our prayers go with his family. The world is a sadder place without Kerry in it.

  7. I have two special fond memories of Kerry. First, we both were members at the Spectrum Health Club. I can still envision him effort-lessly “working out” on the elliptical trainer and treadmill when I ran into him at the Club. Secondly, I had the privilege of assisting him in putting together the FAA Intercom article about his brother who died in the Tacoma earthquake and the beautiful sculpture that was created in behalf of his brother, the hero. My hope is to see Kerry once again on resurrection day (John 5:28-29). May this Bible hope comfort his daughter, his wife, and his family. Agape.

  8. I worked with Kerry in 2002 in Flight Standards. He was a very kind man who was there to talk and to lend an ear. He will be missed by alot of people.

  9. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Kerry\’s family. Kerry was a valued friend who always provided his best advice. I worked with Kerry on several legal matters relating to the FAA and I grew to respect his wisdom and professionalism. I am deeply sadden by his passing. My prayers and best wishes go to all his family members. John

  10. Kerry will be missed and thought of daily by all that knew him. I had the pleasure of working closely with Kerry over the past nine years and we became good friends. I always enjoyed talking to Kerry about his Harley, camping/riding trips and pretty much anything else we could think of. Kerry was truly a professional who genuinely cared about his fellow employees and the agency. I am very thankful for having known Kerry and I will miss him very much. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  11. I have worked with Kerry at the FAA for over 13 years. And he always greeted evenyone he passed with a pleasant “Hi, how are you?” and smile! He was always kind and considerate and made people feel good in his presence at all times! I will truly miss his wonderful smile! My prayers are with his family and friends, and knowing that God is taking care of him now!

  12. My sincerest sympathy to the family. Kerry an I shared a common wall between our offices at the FAA, and had many occassions to visit each other for discussions on various subjects. Moreover, Kerry and I rallyed together on several motorcycle trips to races and the Laughlin River Runs. My wife accompanied us on one trip up to Calastoga,CA. We always had a great time. We had hopes for more trips. Kerry was one fine man, and I will truely miss him.

  13. I was so sad to hear Kerry is no longer with us. He was a dear friend and a valued co-worker who could always be counted on. I felt very lucky to have him on my team. My thoughts are with you, Susan and Nicole.

  14. I can\’t believe Kerry is gone. I will always remember him on our motorcycle trip to AZ. We hit a huge rainstorm, and despite the drenching, we had a great time! He was always positive and optimistic. I will miss him very much. – Naomi

  15. Kerry will be missed. I knew him as a dedicated loyal FAA employee. He was a joy to work with and always saw the value in each person. My condolences to his family and friends.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with Kerry\’s family. I was fortunate enough to work with Kerry for a couple months last year – he was always a pleasure. I was new to the South Bay, and, on several occasions he provided me the “best” restaurant recommendations. I enjoyed hearing him speak of his wife and daughter – love and admiration for both was so strong. He will be missed in our office.

  17. I will miss Kerry. I always enjoyed his stories or jokes for the day. He sat in front of me for years and he would always share with me one of his stories. My prayers are with the family and friends.

  18. Our thoughts and many prayers go out to the Klegman family. Kerry was a very generous, thoughtful and understanding person that will be missed. I really enjoyed working with him on various labor union issues and other disciplinary situations when I was the union representative at the Fresno FSDO. His experience and knowledge were a great asset to the FAA Agency. He always made you feel at ease by sharing a joke or two. He always found time to listen to your concerns and he didn\’t judge you on them either. He loved life and knew how to enjoy it. He was fond of his daughter and spoke highly of her. He always said wonderful things about his wife and I really respected him for that. Thank you Kerry for your friendship and may God bless you and your family.

  19. To the Klegman Family (Susan, Nicole and Keith): My prayers are with you during your hour of sadness. I wish I could be there with you during this time but please know that my heart and spirit will be and is there with you. I know that and trust that our heavenly Father will see you through this. I enjoyed working with Kerry as one of my counterpart and will sorely miss him in our meetings and just hanging out after our sessions were finished. If there is any thing I can do, please give me a call or send a message. Thanks for sharing Kerry with me and the group. He was like a big brother to all of us. May God bless and keep each of you safe until we all see Kerry again. In deepest sympathy, Marcus FAA Southern Region, ASO-211, Flight Standards Division 404-305-6029 (w)

  20. To Kerry\’s family, I am sorry to hear of Kerry\’s passing. My condolences and prayers to you. He was a good person and always happy and positive. Sincerely, Lisa Toscano

  21. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kerry\’s family. Kerry was a friend that I am honored to have known. He was always prepared with a kind word and a cheery smile. Moreover, he was a true and faithful man who treated everyone unhurriedly and with equal value and importance. I always enjoyed our conversations and the stories he shared during my visits to his office. We are never prepared for losing a friend and loved one, and Kerry was truly both, many times over. He will be more than missed by all…

  22. Kerry was always a pleasure to be around. He had a great zest for life. I shall miss him. My condolences to his family. We share your grief.

  23. I knew Kerry through my friend Nicole. My memories will always be of him loving his wife and daughter unconditionally. I remember stories shared with love in his eyes as he talked about the motorcycle trip he took with Nicole to Europe…in fact ALL of his motorcycle adventures brought a smile to his face. He had lots of life to live and his spirit will live on through those people he loved.

  24. I worked with Kerry at the FAA in Lawndale, CA. I enjoyed talking with him at lunch time and talking about the trips he and Nicole took together and were planning. He brought his lunch everyday. Usually, he had a sandwich and carrot sticks. I watched him eat it so much until I had to try it. It is very tasty. Everytime I eat a sandwich with carrot sticks, I think of Kerry. My smypathies are with Susan and Nicole. He will be greatly missed.

  25. I was fortunate enough to have many fun, loving, wonderful memories with Kerry, Susan and Nicole over the past several of years. I will miss Kerry and the laughs we had. I will miss him teasing me about my “lists” and how “organized” I am. 🙂 He is with me in memory forever. To a kind, gentle, unconditionally loving man. Thank you for touching my life in such a positive way. I promise to go on lots of motorcycle rides with Nicole!Love, Robin

  26. I was best friends with Kerry in undergraduate school at UW. He was a ZBT and I an ATO, but we shared meals and events with both those fraternities. Kerry always did a stand-up comedy routine when he came to ATO dollar parties. My favorite memory is when Kerry and I and our dates attended a James Brown concert in the Eagles auditorium in Seattle.

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