Lawrence Klinger 84, Atlanta

Lawrence Klinger 84, Atlanta



Lawrence “Larry ” M. Klinger, age 84, of Atlanta died on April 1, 2014. He is survived by his adoring wife of 56 years, Myrna Klinger; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Kim Klinger and Stan and Eve Klinger, all of Atlanta; grandchildren, Jessica, Katherine, Amanda, Grayson, and Ransom; nieces, Jo Miriam Katz Worley, Trudy Abelson, Iris Abelson, and Marlene Hager; and his caregiver, Tynica Burns. Mr. Klinger was born in Brooklyn, NY.  He served in the U.S. Army as a Forward Observer Radio Operator during the Korean War and was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 112. He was a co-founder and owner of Vick Wholesale Restaurant Equipment Company and later, Klinger’s Trading Company with its slogan “Here Comes Big Red.” He previously owned and operated Original Crispy Pizza, which expanded pizza availability in Atlanta in the 1960s and ’70s. He was a member of Congregation Beth Jacob for more than 50 years. He helped literally hundreds of alcoholics recover physically, emotionally and financially, through aid, counsel and employment, having recovered himself some 34 years ago. In his Jewish community he was known as a Tzaddik, “a righteous man.” Family and friends and brought love, joy and laughter to all who knew him loved Larry.  Sign an online guestbook at  Graveside services were held April 2 at 2 p.m. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Ilan Feldman officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Jacob or Torah Day School. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999


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