Terence “Terry” Klinetob, Jr.


Brockport: Terry passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Predeceased by his mother Donna and sister Lynette. Survived by his loving family: wife, Kimberly (Sisco) Klinetob; children, Matthew, Andrea, Neil, and Alissa; father, Terence (Susan) Klinetob and sister, Debbie (Paul) Jamar; niece and nephew Paul and Stacey Jamar.

Terry earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and later became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Both careers allowed him to do what he loved; restoring individuals to the highest level of independence and providing the highest level of care to seniors. Throughout the last 30 years, Terry worked for three local Health Systems, most recent being Thompson Health, M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, Hill Haven, and Lakeside Health System. Terry touched many lives over the years and was loved for his wonderful sense of humor and kind soul. Terry enjoyed playing his guitar, singing and running. He will be missed and remembered by many.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lipson Cancer Center and Wilmont Cancer Center for their excellent care and kindness. Memorial donations can be made to the Sharon M. Pepper Wish Upon a Star Program @ the F.F. Thompson Foundation, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua NY 14424 or American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (memory of Terry Klinetob), 1120 South Goodman, Rochester, 14620.

The family will receive friends for a celebration of Terry’s Life at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport on Monday August 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com

48 Condolences

  1. Nancy Duff on July 31, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Deepest sympathy to Kim and his family.He will never be forgotten.

  2. Amy L. Stacy on August 1, 2015 at 12:10 am

    My heart just aches. Terry was the type of guy that you thought would live till he was 150 year old! What an inspiration he has been to so many. What a privilege to have known him and worked with him. May God grant you all comfort as you grieve his absence. Praying for you.

  3. Robert neroni on August 1, 2015 at 3:25 am

    My heart is so broken by this. I did not know terry, but I know his children very well. I know how much they love their father and he will be missed. I’m so thankful for how awesome his children were raised to be. My deepest sympathy goes to the Klinetob family.

  4. Terri Charles on August 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

    He will truely be missed so glad I had a chance to work with him. Kimberly my thoughts are with you and the family.

  5. Joan Muscolino on August 1, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping all of you in our prayers.

  6. George Pappas on August 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. He will be missed….

  7. Cindy Shafer on August 1, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Terry will be missed by so many, he touched countless lives. I met Terry so long ago, our lives continued to be intertwined. He was a caring, kind person that extended into his professional career. Terry influenced other professionals with his forward thinking and customer service. He will be missed forever.
    I am so sorry for your pain. Glad I was able to be a part of his life.
    A truly kind soul. Heaven has another angel. God Bless you all

  8. Dione Harrington on August 1, 2015 at 7:23 am


    My sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Christine adams hoot on August 1, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I have known Terry since grade school. Yes an inspiration to all. Such a loss. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  10. Pat spinello on August 1, 2015 at 7:45 am

    It was a sincere privileged to have known Terry. He was one of the kindest, most funny individuals I have ever met. My heart goes out to his family.

  11. Pam Krahe on August 1, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I have many fond memories of Terry during my years at Lakeside. My deepest sympathy to Kimberly and to family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Barb Windus on August 1, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Even throughout his illness, Terry was such an inspiration. Prayers go out for his family and many friends.

  13. Amy McGovern Pomier on August 1, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I am so deeply saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I had the great pleasure of working with Terry at Lakeside and he was a truly a caring man. My deepest sympathies to Kim and family. May you find strength in your memories

  14. Kathleen Donner on August 1, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Deepest sympathy to the family. We will miss my dear nephew.

  15. Marty Adner on August 1, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of Terry. I was privileged to walk a slice of his last journey with a few interactions. Know that his loss is great to many but no greater than to you or the children. I was lucky to know someone who will be hard to forget.
    Margy Adner

  16. Jack Antinore on August 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    My thoughts are with you KK. I’ll miss the fun Terry brought to our lives & celebrate his life always.

  17. Kathy maines on August 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Kim So sorry for your lost Terry was a very special person,as you know I work with terry for a long time, sorry that I did not get to see him be for he passed,he will always have a special place in my heart. myThoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy Maines

  18. Pat Dalheim on August 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    May GOD bless you and hold you in your time of grief and always, and may God embrace And hold Terry in his arms forever. Amen

  19. denin ciotuszynski on August 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Words cannot express my sorrow for you and your family. Terry was a great person and a compassionate leader. He will always be missed. You and yours will be in my prayers.

  20. Randy Palladino on August 1, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I had the great privilege of knowing Terry since 1974. He was always such a pleasure to be around. Over the years as our lives Went on different directions, I was fortunate that our paths kept crossing. Terry will be greatly missed by so many. The thoughts and prayers of my entire family go out to the entire Klineton family.

  21. Pat Lute on August 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    So sorry for the loss graduated highschool with Terry and I considered him a friend my he rest in peace and sing with the Angels in heaven. Till i see u again my friend.

  22. Julie Dennis on August 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Kim, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Terry was a great guy, you could always talk to him about your problems. You are and always will be in my prayers. God bless you and his children.

  23. Stephanie Zehler on August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I have long counted Terry in my short list of close friends. I learned so many lessons from him, not the least of which was how to face a devastating diagnosis with dignity while making everyone else comfortable with it. You will be remembered with love by so many, my friend.

  24. Jim Grunert on August 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    My condolences to Kim and the rest of Terry’s family. What a special individual Terry was and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him. He had a wonderful spirit and exuded genuine warmth. He also had a pretty stout sense of humor. RIP Terry! You’ll be missed.

  25. Rick Heenan on August 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Always in my heart.
    Uncle Rick

  26. Nancy Francis on August 1, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Kimberley I’m so sorry for your loss!He may be gone but he will never be forgotten!!Sending hugs and prayers to you and the family!!

  27. TDeRose on August 1, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Terry may you be free from pain , and fly high my friend. Prayers to Kim and those who loved and will miss Terry. Sending you one more hugTerry.xo

  28. Stan & Lisa Lipiec on August 2, 2015 at 8:25 am

    We have known Terry for many years. He raised a beautiful, loving family. He was such a caring compassionate person. Our hearts are saddened for his friends and family. All who knew him were truly blessed. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We know that we will one day see him again in heaven. What a privilege to have known him!

  29. Cindy Rombaut on August 2, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Kim, so sorry for your loss. Terry was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  30. Linda Cook on August 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I thought of Terry often. He was my therapist before he offered me a job. He was a great man. I can’t believe this. Your family are in my prayers. You have a great angel looking down on your family now. In my prayers.

  31. Sharon Quill-Hoy on August 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I want to express my condolences to all of Terry’s family, his coworkers and his friends. I was blessed to know Terry as my PT many years ago and was impressed by his kindness and drive to help people. More recently, I had the pleasure of working with him, and I do mean it was a pleasure to work with him. He often had a joke or two to help us start our days during morning meetings. I was always impressed with his capacity to remember things and the vast knowledge he had. I didn’t realize what a strong person he was until the last year. Wow, what a guy, to go through what he went through and still maintain his sense of humor and positive outlook on life. What a Man! I am awestruck by his strength and loving concern for his family. He loved my crazy animal stories and I especially was fond of him because he’s the only one that believed I saw that bear at Lakeside 🙂

  32. Carrie Guerrero on August 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Terry was a true angel here on this earth and made a difference in so many people’s lives. I was blessed to have worked with him. My deepest sympathy to Kim and Terry’s family.

  33. Sherri Allen on August 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss Kim. He was a very nice man. I remember Terry when I first started working at Lakeside many years ago, he was a PT back then. Terry will most certainly be missed.

  34. Annmarie Sheelar on August 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Terry was a great individual. Always willing to listen and help in anyway he could. He will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Terry and may your family and friends find peace and comfort in their memories of you.

  35. Bill Robinson on August 3, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Kim and family,
    I am shocked and saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I am so glad I was able to reconnect with Terry two years ago. We worked together at LMH in the early 90’s when he was in PT and I worked in nutrition and we met up two years ago when he attended a conference at my facility. He was a great guy who always had a way to make me laugh. When I heard that he had cancer and how he fought that so valiantly I was amazed. I am sorry for your loss, he put up the best fight he could.

  36. Michael Stapleton on August 3, 2015 at 11:32 am

    So glad he did not go through a prolonged period of sufferring. Although he was only with us a short time, he made a tremendous impact at Thompson Health. It was such a pleasure and privilege to work with him again. I will miss his dedication to our Residents and his awesome sense of humor. He treasured his children and Kim you were the love of his life. I know he will watch over all of us. Mike

  37. Dan Richardson on August 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I will miss Terry, but the fond memories of him will last forever. He was a pleasure to work with with and always displayed a sense of humor. Maybe a splash of cynicism would sneak into our conversations as well. His ironic humor, great abilities and sincerity are my lasting memories. He was humble and easy going. I want be be more like Terry.

  38. Jim Pelton on August 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I am thankful to work with Terry these past few months, he will be missed. You are all in my thought and prayers during this time

  39. Kyle Edkin on August 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    My deepest sympathies for Kim and Terry’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Terry for a couple years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. Tina Robinson on August 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    When my husband told me that Terry had died, I felt stunned. We knew he was still battling, but like so many have already expressed, it’s hard to believe that Terry is not here to continue to brighten this world. He will be so missed. I am praying that you all feel the strong presence of the Lord in these days and years of sorrow ahead and that you are strengthened by it. We have a faithful God that loves us and I’m certain that he loves Terry…and all of you too. With all of my love.

  41. Marietta schuth on August 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I’m and family, Terry will always will have a special place in my heart because of his gentleness and kindness. He will be missed and remembered by many. My prayers are with you. Our trains are receiving their Eagle Scout that night so I will be unable to attend his celebration of life. So sorry. Marietta

  42. Dianne Wilkinson on August 4, 2015 at 7:35 am

    My heart is bleeding for your loss. May God comfort your family at this time.

  43. Carole Drake on August 4, 2015 at 10:05 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his loved ones. I felt honored to know him and work alongside him at Thompson Health. He will be truly missed. God Bless.

  44. John & RoseMarie Heenan on August 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Uncle John & Aunt Rosie are in their summer home and will be unable to attend the Celebration of Your Life on Monday, August 10th. However, Aunt Rosie includes all the Klinetob family in her daily prayers. She and Uncle John send their deepest sympathy.

  45. Beth Stern on August 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    My sincere sympathy to you Kimberly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless and may he rest in peace.

  46. Helane Koehler on August 9, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Kim and family, I am so sorry about your loss. I’ve only heard about Terry and what a kind Man he is. I’ve felt the kindness and peace in this CCC Lobby that I’ve never felt before. I only know because of our Resident’s our employee’s and our visitor’s that have told me about Terry. I heard a lot of wonderful idea’s that he brought to our CCC. He will truely be missed. Kimberly my thoughts are with you and the family. Helane Koehler

  47. Steve Sprout on August 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Prayers to all his family. A loss like this is never easy, praying for God’s comfort to surround all of you. I do miss Terry, we enjoyed laughing together and seeing how blessed we were to have the privilege of being dads.

  48. Laurie Thiele on August 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Kim, my condolences to you and the rest of Terry’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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