Carl Thomas Klenk
Oct. 26, 1934-Sept. 7, 2019
Carl Thomas Klenk passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Silver Oak Manor in Livermore, California.
Carl was a long-time resident of Pleasanton, California, living there for over 53 years. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. As a boy, he and his family lived in Hawaii and were on the island of Oahu the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. Shortly after his family moved to Southern California and later settled in Galt in the Central Valley. The Pearl Harbor experience fostered a lifelong interest in World War II.
Carl attended University of California at Berkeley on a baseball scholarship and graduated from Fresno State University. There he met and married his wife, Joan Halls. He was a member of the Air National Guard and Reserves for many years.
Joan and Carl shared a love of gardening at their home in Pleasanton that they built in 1966. Carl also enjoyed model airplanes, slot car racing and for years participated in the Model Railroad Club of Pleasanton at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan Klenk. Remembrances may be sent to Valley Humane Society Inc. 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, California 94566.