Lawrence Klevan

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Graveside

Cemetery: Mount Ararat Cemetery

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Anita Jenke
3 years ago

Lawrence was a client at the Career Transitions Center in 2009 and a few times after that. On behalf of the staff and coaches, I am writing to express our deep condolences. Lawrence was a lovely man who had a joy for life and was always generous in his support of other clients.

Paul Dashefsky
3 years ago

Baruch Dayan Ha’emet.. My sincere condolences and thoughts at this difficult time. I have fond remembrances of my friend and Wenwood Drive compatriot, and times spent in our younger days fighting the good fight for political struggles, and cheering for the Knicks and Rangers, and then the Islanders. So sad and shocking to hear this news.The years have passed quickly, but not the memories and good feelings towards the Klevan family.

Michael Perelmuter
3 years ago

May Larry’s memory endure as a blessing to his family, all his friends, and everyone
whose lives touched him and he their’s.
I feel honored to have known Larry as part of the Jewish community in Hyde Park.
I profoundly enjoyed our conversations about world affairs and interpersonal
human relations especially during our encounters in the out door seating area
of the local bakery during these long pandemic months.
With great peace, gratitude, and compassion for Larry’s life.

Francis Fullam
3 years ago

Laurence was so knowledgeable and passionate about so many things. A gentle soul who loved his family

Douglas Paige
2 years ago

I was shocked, and saddened to learn today of the death of Lawrence Klevan. As is often the case, I am like a caboose, finding out about events in the train of life. We were musical friends (primarily in the the 1980s through the 1990s), and avid supporters of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music (new music, & as well as old), and the Arts in general. He had a childlike enthusiasm for the magic of a “Live” classical music concert, and he was like a one-man pep rally promoting good music, and talented musicians, and culture, in general. He absolutely loved the experience of hearing “new music”, and seeing new Art. He, and his close friends introduced me to a great deal of wonderful music, and artistic events over the years, and I will always be grateful for that. Somehow, we lost touch with each other in the past 15 years, but I was always hoping that he was doing well (keeping body & soul strong) and was continuing to find happiness in supporting new music, and culture of all kinds, in the city of Chicago. In recent years whenever I saw him, he seemed lost in thought, or was busy helping a friend, and respectfully I did not want to bother him, and accidentally talk too much. My happiest memory of him is probably seeing him completely enthralled with a CSO performance of Mahler’s 7th Symphony at The Ravinia Festival to the point where he was performing a joyful dance in the aisle close to his seat. On the other side of the coin, I remember we were both speechless in the Gallery section (which still has such really impressive sound) after a performance of Mahler’s 6th Symphony with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra guest conducted by Michael Gielen. It was such a stunning performance, and an emotionally dramatic, and powerful reading. No wonder the symphony was once sub-titled “Tragic”.
Peace be with you Lawrence. Your joyful, and kind spirit, remains in the memories your friends, and associates retain of you, I am sure. Your joyful spirit will always remain in the Upper Gallery at Orchestra Hall, too.