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Phillip Ross Klinefelter

Passed Away: November 12, 2019


Phillip Ross Klinefelter

Devoted New York Yankee fan, Phil Klinefelter, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. He was 78 years old. He was born and raised in New London, Connecticut. He is predeceased by both of his parents Ross Phillip Klinefelter and Mary Veronica Klinefelter; and one brother Bob Klinefelter.

Phil is survived by his one Sister Lee Bradshaw (California); three Brothers, William (Bill) Klinefelter (Florida), John Klinefelter (Connecticut), and Kevin Klinefelter (Connecticut); and his bride of 59 years, Gloria Klinefelter. Together they raised six (6) children, Melva (Susie) Edwards, Ross Klinefelter, predeceased daughter Laura Mosakowski, Michael Klinefelter (Carmen), Carol Watson (Tony), and Amy Grandle (Darryl); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one (1) great great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews who he loved very much.

Phil was a Machinist Mate, 2nd Class in the US Navy and served on the USS McCaffrey. He was a proud member of the New England Teamsters Union and had a successful career with the United Parcel Service (UPS) until he retired.  A long-time life member of the VFW, he served as canteen manager at VFW Post 4809 for 17 years.

Phil was a true American patriot and supported Veterans in any way he could. He was a very proud New Englander and loved the fall colors up North. As noted above, Phil was a devoted New York Yankee fan and loved all things baseball. Each season he and his brothers would have an ongoing bet for 30 packs that were passed back and forth between them. Golfing with friends, family or just hitting a bucket of balls is something else he enjoyed very much.

Called Poppy, Pop Pop, or Big Poppy, by all the grandchildren he was a true family man and enjoyed all the loud chaos that comes with a large family. He was very proud of all his children and grandchildren and loved all of them unconditionally and completely.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee Street, Norfolk, VA. 23502.

A Celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 pm at the Rise Church, 916 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA. with a Gathering at VFW Post 4809 immediately following.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm


Rise Church

916 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

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