Eugene Klim

Obituary of Eugene Klim

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Eugene R. Klim, 77, of Titusville, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at home. Born in Jersey City on September 15, 1934, he spent four decades in Hamilton, NJ, before retiring to Hopewell Township 12 years ago. He was a longtime member of St. Gregory the Great Church and a founding parent of the elementary school. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Klim was a chemist, self-made businessman, and the president of AKOR Corp. of Titusville. He graduated from St. Peter's College in 1957 with a B.S. in Chemistry and pursued graduate studies at Seton Hall. After working as a research chemist and later one of the first market research chemists, he switched to sales and development. He was a member emeritus of the American Chemical Society. Son of the late Michael and Stella Klim, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret, one son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Karin Klim of Lambertville, three daughters and sons-in-law Jennifer and Rupert Hinton of Princeton, Megan and Richard Hedden of Jersey City, Jamie and Scott Douglas of Mercerville, a brother The Reverend Vincent M. Klim of Chester, NJ, eight grandchildren Timothy, Emily, and Elizabeth Hinton, Zachary and Hannah Klim, Matthew Hedden, Benjamin and Colin Douglas, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2011 at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton. Visitation will be held prior to Mass from 9:45 to 10:45 am at St. Paul's Church. Visitation also will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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