Obituary of Alan Klee
May 19, 2018. Alan is survived by his wife, Gail M. Klee; children, Eric (Chris Moore) Klee, Brian (Jessica) Kennedy & Kristen (Steve) Wexler; grandchildren, Carissa, Tyler, Luke Kennedy, Jason Wexler; brother, Jeffrey Klee; aunt, uncle, cousins & many dear friends. Alan will be remembered for his laugh, unique sense of humor and his Hall of Fame softball career.
Alan's visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 3-7 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Aurora House, 2495 S. Union St., Spencerport, NY 14559 in his memory.
Alan was the eldest of 3 boys, born in Sodus, NY. He loved the country and hanging around his grandparents' fruit farm. Growing up in a small town was great, except that his parents knew what he was doing before he got home!
Alan attended Sodus High School and played 4 years of soccer and baseball. After graduating in 1965 he earned a degree from SUNY Brockport in Biology. Soon after, he attended for a year at Fresno State in California in a Master's program. Around this time he was among the thousands that attended Woodstock.
While living in California, Alan worked for the Forest Service, fighting forest fires for a few years before returning to the Rochester area. He worked as a Substitute Teacher for a while before being hired by Monroe County as a Caseworker in the Department of Social Services for the Children's Detention Center. He eventually became a Probation Officer on the Warrant Squad.
Alan had one son, Eric, and when he and Gail were married in 1987, he became step-dad to Brian & Kristen. As the years passed, 4 grandchildren joined the family bringing a constant source of happiness and smiles.
Alan & Gail loved to travel. They took many trips and cruises to various countries. His final trip in 2017 was fulfilled upon traveling to Russia and the land of the Vikings. Though his wish to have a Viking burial at sea will likely not be granted, he did enjoy a souvenir from his travels there, a tiny Viking he named Sven. He also treasured annual trips to the beach.
Playing softball was a favorite pasttime for Alan, playing for 50 years in the Outfield. He played in many national and local tournaments. He was awarded a gold medal in the National Senior Games and was inducted into the Rochester Softball Hall of Fame in 2010. He was honored to be named for the "All-World Team" five times and the "All-Tournament Team" twice. In 2015, he was the first to be presented the "Elite Diamond Club Award" in which his jersey, #6 was retired.
Alan was a lifelong Red Sox fan, his favorite player being Carl Yastrzemski. His country upbringing was evident in his love for vegetable gardening, always sharing his bounty with neighbors. He loved rock music and when he played his guitar, he often played his favorite, "Stairway to Heaven." Alan was also a history buff and loved reading. Out of all his interests however, he would gladly put aside anything to be with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. His priorities in life were family, friends and softball!
Alan was intelligent, dedicated, loyal, generous and had great integrity and strength. People that knew Alan will always remember his sense of humor and unique laugh.