Herman Klajbor

Herman Klajbor, a resident of the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014.

He was born April 16, 1929 to the late Felix and Amelia (Golubski) Klajbor.

Herman lived in Dunkirk his entire life. He was a quiet person who helped care for his late maternal grandparents, John and Anna (Lukaszewski) Golubski, as well as his father and mother. His paternal grandparents were Martin and Agnes (Grupa) Klajbor.

He is survived by several cousins.

Herman liked to dabble in electronics and enjoyed painting and riding his bike. His greatest pleasure, however, was his love of music. Herman was a truly gifted pianist and accordionist. Self-taught, Herman could play music ranging from classical to crooner “by ear”. As a young man he played accordion while his mother played piano in a local Polka band. At the County Home he often sat in the general hall playing songs devoid of notes while unaware he often attracted an appreciative audience of residents and staff.

A devout Catholic, Herman was a life-long member of St. Hyacinth Church and will be buried at St Hyacinth Cemetery.

The family is very grateful for the concern and care he received for the many years he lived at the Chau-tauqua County Home.

There will be no wake; however, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the St. Hyacinth Church, 295 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk, N.Y. on Saturday, March 8th at 11 am. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, Larson-Timko Funeral Home, 679-9000.