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Paul John Klem

June 25, 1949 ~ August 13, 2019 (age 70)
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Hubert- Paul Klem, 70, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  He was born June 25, 1949 in Newton, NJ son of the late, John and Gladys Parker Klem.

A memorial service will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier.

He spent 12 years in the Marine Corps and attained the rank of Sgt.  He spent most of his enlistment stationed at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point and loved his job as a legal clerk.  He was probably one of the oldest NY State Police recruits when he joined in 1984 at the age of 32.  He retired as a NY Bureau of Criminal Investigator in 2001 and moved back to the area he loved in North Carolina to be near the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier.  Fishing was his passion and as many will tell you, he practically lived there.  He made so many good friends there who became family.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wendy Stella Klem of the home; sons, Michael Klem (Heather) of Raleigh, James Klem (Lisa) of Avoca, NY, and John Klem of Elmira, NY; daughters, Lisa Carter (Alen) of Denim Springs, LA and Emily Klem of the home; sisters, Sandy Gustina, Vickie Lowe, Dorsie Klem, and Gloria Watkins; grandchildren, Nick and Danielle Klem, Keanan and Mason Scarboro, Savanna and Hunter Carter, and Savannah Klem; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by sister, Barbara McKerrow; and grandson, Tyler Carter.

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