HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Brian M. Klovas, age 57, of 19562 Windward Lane, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his home in Huntington Beach.
Brian was born in Ironwood, MI, the son of William and Cecilia (Andrini) Klovas. He moved to the Ishpeming area as a child and grew up in the Eighth Edition. Following his graduation from Ishpeming High School, Brian moved to California. He led the way for many "Yoopers" to follow him to the beaches of Southern California. He recently retired from Pratt & Whitney where he worked as an electrician for 29 years.
Brian enjoyed socializing with friends and was well known for his curly blonde hair, big mustache and beaming smile. He was extremely proud of and treasured the time he spent with his son Kalven. He was a co-founder, organizing member and host of several U.P. Pentathlons in Huntington Beach, CA which helped bring "Yoopers" together from across the West Coast. His hobbies included surfing, cooking, riding his Harley, and peddling his bike to the beach.
Brian M. Klovas
Brian is survived by his son Kalven, who is currently serving as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician in the U.S. Navy and is stationed at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, NJ and lives in Freehold, NJ, his father William Klovas of Muskego, WI, a brother and sister-in-law Bill and Carole Klovas of Muskego, WI and a niece and nephew, Kim (Klovas) Seibt and Bob Klovas. He was preceded in death by his mother Cecilia in 2003.
A celebration of Brian's life will take place in Huntington Beach, CA on Thursday evening, June 29, 2012 which will be hosted by his son Kalven and brother, Bill.
A memorial service will be held at St. Leonard's Catholic Church in Muskego, WI at 6:30 p.m. on July 2, 2012.