Ervin J. Klopfenstein, Jr.
Lieutenant, United States Navy
a contemporary press report:
Ervin Jay "Joe" Klopfenstein, 77, a retired Navy lieutenant who did communications work, died of a lung ailment August 15, 1999 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. A resident of the Washington area since 1965, he lived in McLean, Virginia.
He served in the Navy for 27 years, including
a shipboard assignment as a radio operator in the Pacific during World
War II. After he retired as a telecommunications officer, he did administrative
work for the Naval Telecommunications Command as head of the record and
He was a native of Willard, Ohio, who attended Denison University. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Klopfenstein
of McLean; three children, Terry Klopfenstein of Palm Coast, Fla., David
Klopfenstein of Centreville and Deborah Curley of Herndon; two brothers;
three sisters; and six grandchildren.
On Sunday, August 15, 1999, JOE KLOPFENSTEIN
of McLean, VA. Beloved husband of Agnes; father of Terry Klopfenstein,
David Klopfenstein and Debbie Curley; much loved grandpa of T.J. Klopfenstein
and Nicole Murter, Joe and Lauren Klopfenstein, Jake and Shannon Curley;
brothers, Wilbur and Chuck Klopfenstein; sisters, Jessie Coder, Lola Miles
and Ann Kuhn. Services will be held on Thursday, August 26 at 1 p.m.
at the Ft. Myer Post Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA. Interment Arlington National
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 4715
N. 15th St., Arlington, VA 22205.