April 9, 1968 - September 2, 2021
Albany-William Philip Klose (affectionately known as “Big Guy”), loving husband and father of three, died on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at the age of 53. Will was born to William J. Klose and Regina C. Klose on April 9th, 1968 in Albany, New York. He was a loving brother to Valerie Sacks and Dennis Klose. He attended Colonie High School and graduated from Villanova University. He worked at Progressive Auto Insurance for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Karen LaVigne Klose, whom he married in 1993, and three children: Caroline Grace, Susanna Margaret, and William Paul Klose, his mother and father Will and Regina, his sister Valerie Sacks (Gary Sacks), his brother Dennis Klose (Virginia Cataldo), his mother in law Sue LaVigne, his brothers in law PJ LaVigne (Lisa LaVigne) and Kevin LaVigne (Shannon LaVigne), and his many nieces, nephews, and friends. Will loved baseball, basketball, golf, and especially coaching his children. Will was indeed a big guy; a big laugh, a big joy, and an even bigger heart (but he was also 6’4”, which is where the nickname really comes from.) We ask that in Will’s honor you listen to Panama by Van Halen. Please make sure to do a “Flying Eddie.” Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Will’s family Tuesday, September 7, 2021 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please only enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot doorway; unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Funeral services Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany, NY where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Masks are required. You can view the Mass at YouTube.com/C.ParishofMaterChristi To leave a message for the family please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions to our family at The Center for Disability Services, 314 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, would mean so much to us . They enrich Caroline's life each and every day."
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