George Klamut Passed Away(Includes Obituary)
March 24, 2021

Article by Lynette Coil

It is with a heavy heart that we received the news George Klamut of Dover, Ohio passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 by Diana Dillon Moorehead.

George belonged to Buckeye Beagle Club and ran his dogs under the Kennel name J and G Beagles. He and his late wife, Joyce traveled many miles together and finished many champions. George and Joyce were married for 52 years when he lost her in 2011.  They were a great team and supported license trials and the federations they could make.

He helped and introduced Diana Dillon Moorehead into Beagling.  George, Dick and Doris Donehue spent many hours at Buckeye and the reins have been turned over to Diana.  George and Joyce were very dedicated and devoted to our sport.  You never saw one without the other.  We thank them for all they gave Beagling.  George is back with the love of his life and in eternal rest and peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.  May God grant them what they need to get through this difficult time.  You will forever be in our hearts and live on thru the many precious memories and good times we shared.  Rest in Peace our dear friend and give our loved ones a hug for us all.


Life is just a stepping stone

A pause before we make it home

A simple place to rest and be,

Until we reach eternity.

Everyone has a life journey,

A path to take with lots to see

God guides our steps along the way,

But we were never meant to stay.

Our final destination is a place

Filled with love, His majesty and grace

Today we celebrate the life of a loved one

Who has gone before us, the race he has won.

His journey has now ended,

His spirit has ascended

Claiming the great reward in eternity and peace.

.George R. Klamut

1937 - 2021

George R. Klamut

age 83, of Dover, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, in Community Hospice's Truman House at New Philadelphia. Born July 28, 1937, in Maynard, Belmont County, he was a son of the late George A. and Helen Baranosky Klamut. George graduated from St. Clairsville High School in 1955, and went on to serve honorably with the United States Army. On January 3, 1959, he married the former Marilyn Joyce Logan. The couple moved to Tuscarawas County, and shared 52 years of marriage prior to Joyce's passing on November 8, 2011. George was a diesel and heavy equipment mechanic who owned his own business, Klamut Equipment Repair. He was previously employed by Ray C. Call of Strasburg, and the W.W. Williams Company. George had a lifelong love of dogs, particularly beagles. He was a member of the Buckeye Beagle Club since 1963, and served as the organization's president, secretary and on its board of directors. He competed in field trials with his dogs throughout the United States and won numerous championships. Additionally, George belonged to the former Dover Elks Lodge and the Union of Operating Engineers.

He is survived by his brother-in-law, David (Linda) Logan of California; his nephew, Gary (Mary Lou) Klamut of Cambridge; his great-nephew, Darrick (Amy) Klamut; his great-niece, Gwendolyn (Andrew) Retzinger; his great-great-nephew, Roman Retzinger; and his great-great-niece, Rose Retzinger. In addition to his parents, and his wife, Joyce, George was preceded in death by his brothers, Henry and Walter Klamut, and his sisters-in-law, Joan Shores and Amelia Klamut.

Cremation is under the care and direction of the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover. Honoring George's wishes, there will be no visitation or ceremony. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of George, please visit the Obituaries link on the funeral home's website. Contributions in George's memory are suggested to the Norma Johnson Center, 85 E. Iron Ave., Dover, Ohio 44623

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