Monday, 08 July 2024 16:01

Carl Klaus Obituary

Carl F. Klaus, 84, of Mountainhome, PA announced his "Last call for alcohol" on July 5, 2024.

Born in Dickson City, PA in 1939, he was the son of Frank and Helen (Kriger) Klaus. A graduate of Dickson City High school, Carl enlisted in the Army in 1959 (assigned to the Signal Corps), spending most of his active duty in Paris, France.

For over 55 years, Carl absolutely loved working in the Pocono hospitality industry as a bartender. He began his career in 1962, working for several years at beautiful Mt Airy Lodge.

He moved on to the Delmar Restaurant in Mt Pocono, entertaining customers with his wit and dynamic personality. He went on to work at the Hideout in Hamlin, then moving on to the Carriage House at Pocono Manor, followed by over 20 years at Split Rock Resort where he earned "Employee of the Month" and "Employee of the Year" awards as well as many tributes from patrons for his dedication to incomparable service. His personality resulted in amassing an army of repeat customers, a true attribute of an exceptional employee. So many patrons had fond memories of their visits to his bar. Wherever Carl vacationed or traveled, there was always someone who would shout "Hey Carl", shake his hand and recount an amusing story of their bar experience.

Carl loved hunting, fishing, airplanes, golf, NASCAR, the Yankees and Giants. He was a proud member of the Dickson City American Legion and the F&AM Pocono Lodge 780, Cresco.
In addition to his wife, Ryan; he is survived by his son, Carl Klaus of Tucson, AZ; his daughter, Jennifer Kalita of Silver Spring, MD; his granddaughters, Diane Kalita and Megan Kalita; several brothers and sisters-in law, nieces and nephews who he loved with all his heart.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his infant sister, Carol Klaus and sister, Marlene Willliams of MA.
The family will have a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, raise a glass of your favorite beverage in a toast to his memory.

Obituary published on Legacy.com by Bolock Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. - Cresco on Jul. 6, 2024.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/carl-klaus-obituary?id=55511627

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