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Martin J. Klett

April 18, 1927 ~ April 01, 2020

Martin J. Klett, 92 of Ft. Pierce, FL passed away on April 1, 2020 at his home.


He was born April 18, 1927 in Queens Village, NY and had been a resident of Ft. Pierce, FL for 30 years, coming from New Hyde Park, NY.


Mr. Klett enlisted into the United States Navy at the age of 17 with his twin brother.  He served at the end of WWII in the Atlantic theater on board the DE767 USS Oswald.


Mr. Klett retired as repair supervisor from AT&T after 35 years.


He was a member of the Destroyer Escort Historical Society.  He was an avid golfer and card player, loved martinis and had a great sense of humor.  He was loved dearly by his wife and family and will be missed by all.


He leaves his memories to be cherished by his wife of 66 years, Jean Klett; children, Denise (Gary) Lewis of Atlantic Beach, FL, Alice (Robert) Minch of Marietta, GA and John (Kendall) Klett of Wake Forest, NC; grandchildren, Cara Lewis, Daniel Lewis, Cassidy Minch, Taylor Minch, Alec Minch, John Ryan Klett, Torrey Klett and Daron Klett.  Mr. Klett was predeceased by is twin brother, John Martin Klett and sisters, Dorothy VanTassel and Betty Betts.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum USS Slater DE 766, PO Box 1926, Albany, NY 12201-1926


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John klett

April 1, 2020, 11:59 pm

Best man I ever met. A true privilege to be his son. Dad was loved by everybody, yes everybody. Amazing sense of humor and never judgmental he will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Dad and his twin brother John left high school at 17 to defend this great nation, two great members of the greatest generation. They don’t make men like this anymore and the world is worse for it. Seven years of courtship and sixty six years happily married to mom. He was tired and fought every minute of every day for years so mom wouldn’t have to be alone. Just a warrior right to the end. I will miss him every second of every day for the rest of my life. I love you dad – please say hi to uncle John for me, I’m sure he’s happy to see you – are you guys sharing a bed again? Ta da da da da- Your loving son John

Jeffrey Kiesnoski

April 2, 2020, 4:42 pm

Sorry for your loss to the entire Klett Family. Sending prayers
The Kiesnoski family

Daniel P. Raupp

April 2, 2020, 4:46 pm

Dear Klett Family

I’m very sorry to hear of the lose of your Father. Johns always spoke so highly of both of his parents and clarified that the key to a long healthy life lyes at the bottom of a stiff martini.
Thank you so much John Klett for your service and the better life you helped create and defend for all the families that live in this wonderful country.
Knowing John Jr I’m sure Mr Klett was the life of any party and had the wit to boot. I’m sure he will be missed greatly by your Family and his friends. My prayers are with you and your Father.

Much Love

Dan Raupp

Sue (Greco) Chambers

April 2, 2020, 10:38 pm

To all the Klett family. So privileged to know this great man who gave me some of the happiest childhood memories by sharing his home and family. I remember his garden on the side of the house which he loved and The time when he and your mom built the garage. They had just smoothed the cement and we all went out and played tag on it leaving footprints so it had to be re- done. Boy was your mom mad and boy did we all get in trouble but your dad never said anything. I practically lived at your house growing up and your parents were the best. He was always so funny. He will always be missed. I am so sorry for your loss especially at this time.


April 3, 2020, 2:10 am

Dear Klett Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr Klett. Loved growing up next to you…many happy memories and good times. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.
Love to all of you,
Carol Healy Kornobis

Genie & Cal Betts

April 5, 2020, 4:32 pm

Uncle Marty may have been a relative but in reality he was a best friend. We had a standing Friday night pizza night followed by sit around and gabbing for hours. When he retired an moved to Florida we were at a loss of what to do with our Friday nights. Then when we retired where did we go? Yep you guessed it, Florida! The lives that Uncle Marty touched over his very long life can not be counted. We were so blessed to have him in ours.

Genie and Cal Betts

Janet and Don Langan

April 5, 2020, 11:21 pm

Marty was a very special man I never saw him mad at anything his sense of humor was always present even when we knew he wasn’t feeling very well he will be missed well who knew him and any time the clock Chimes 3 I will think of Marty and know it’s Martini time

Janet Langan Don Langan

April 5, 2020, 11:29 pm

Our deepest sympathy and love to all the klett family
Marty was a very special person never saw him angry mad at anybody his sense of humor was always present even when we knew he wasn’t feeling very well he will be missed by all who knew him and any time the clock Chimes 3 I will know it’s Martini time

Joan Betts

April 6, 2020, 9:27 pm

Marty Klett: Uncle, Godfather, Counselor, Ally, Family Man

He was truly: THE MAN! THE MYTH! THE LEGEND!!!
To know him was to, indeed, love him. He was a howling, side-splitting humorist,
arm chair philosopher, dedicated patriot, sincere realist, and absolutely “Good Guy”.

Dear Uncle, Thanks for your love. How blessed I am to have shared with you.
I ache at your loss but know you are whole again. Rest in Peace.
Love always, Your “FAVORITE” niece, Joan !!!

Kathleen Geier Healy

April 7, 2020, 3:06 pm

I will miss Uncle Marty! He loved his family his garden and golfing!!! I loved his dry sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband and father!!!
Anytime Alice John or Denise would speak of their dad they would always say it with a big smile! Aunt Jean you were truly blessed by a wonderful marriage that lasted over 66 years!!!

Karen Hamilton

April 7, 2020, 6:15 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Marty’s passing. He was a wonderful human being.
Whenever I was around him, I was struck by his gentle and genuinely nice demeanor to everyone who came in contact with him.
I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Don Hamilton

April 8, 2020, 6:25 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Marty. I have such fond memories of visiting him and Aunt Jean in New Hyde Park as a kid. Playing croquet in their back yard, enjoying his sense of humor and always having such a great time. Later in life, I never passed up the chance to visit him if Florida, always around 3PM so we could talk, laugh and have a gin cocktail together. His living till 93 has been a blessing to us all. He will always live on in my heart. Rest In Peace.

Denise Klett Lewis

April 17, 2020, 5:35 pm

In honor of Dad’s birthday, April 18, 2020.
Dad was a remarkable, loving man. You knew you were okay in his book if he called you “Ace”.
From living in New Hyde Park, vacations at Stop-A-While in New Hampshire and Dad and Mom visiting me in Brockport and with my family in Houston, Indianapolis, Carmel and Atlantic Beach, there are many great memories. They travelled a good part of the USA to spend time with me and my family! We enjoyed time together, meals and Euchre games late into the night with much laughter and jokes.
He taught me many outstanding values. A some examples are: ” Don’t buy anything you can’t pay for in cash right now” and “Save money for your future”. I never came around to drinking martinis the way he liked but he was always quick to tell me to “Have a sissy drink for him”. He knew I liked cosmopolitans! Dad loved poker games, his garden in NHP, golf and having fun with his family and friends. We used to love reading and sharing books. We always did book reviews with each other and he always recalled details better than I could.
Dad, as all of us, was proud of his service to our country, serving in the Navy during WWII on a Destroyer Escort. I loved hearing all the Navy stories he shared later in life.
Most of all, Dad and Mom have been a prime example of commitment and honoring each other in along marriage.
I have been honored to have dad as my father and a Grandfather to my children.
Dad will always live in my heart, he is truly a part of me.

Peggy Hugger

April 27, 2020, 4:13 pm

Dear Mrs. Klett, Alice, Denise, John, and families – Our dad’s birthday was April 25, but Dad passed in 1991. My sister Susan and I were recalling all of his old friends and of course, Marty’s name was right up there. We were so sad to hear of his passing but will never forget all of the fun times we had together in New Hampshire. I can picture him standing on the dock at Newfound Lake (skinny!!) . We all learned to water ski there! I know Marty and Dad are up there enjoying a beer together. I hope that the wonderful memories you have will help your hearts to heal. Love, Peggy, Vinnie, John, Gerard, Susan, and Isabelle White (Oceanside)

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