Obituary of William W. Klumpp
William W. Klumpp, Jr, 61 of San Diego, California and formerly of Old Greenwich, CT unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Billy, as known by his family and friends, retired from the San Diego Fire Department in 2015, he also worked for the City of San Diego at the parks department prior to becoming a Fire Fighter. Billy was born in Stamford, CT on October 12, 1957. He was pre-deceased by his parents, William W Klumpp in 2010, Margaret C Klumpp, 5 days prior to his passing in 2019 and his sister Patricia A Klumpp in 2015.
Billy is survived by his sister, Carolyn K. Schmaling and husband, Scott Schmaling of Monroe, CT and six adoring nieces and nephews, David S. Schmaling and wife Marcia Honeycutt Schmaling of Four Oaks, NC, Andrew C. Schmaling, Catherine A. Schmaling, Theresa E. Morits and husband Tyler Morits, and William C. Schmaling all of Monroe and Margaret M. Schmaling of Milford, MA. As well as 3 grandnephews, Liam S. Schmaling, Joseph A. Morits and Lucas S. Morits. Billy is also survived by his Uncle Martin Craig of Arizona and his Aunt Therese Daly of Rhode Island, as well as many cousins.
Bill graduated from Greenwich High school, class of 1975, Greenwich, CT. He attended Southern CT State College and in 1977 Billy enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he completed Basic Training in Norfolk, Virginia, and went on to serve on the U.S.S Peoria in San Diego, California. While enlisted in the Navy, he earned the Navy Expeditionary Medal and Battle Efficiency “E” Award. After his honorable discharge he was released to Naval Reserve.
While active as a Fire Fighter, Billy also volunteered for the Big Brother/Big Sister Program in San Diego. He also took care of his younger sister, Patricia, who also resided in San Diego, during her final years battling with cancer.
Billy leaves behind many family and friends who will always remember him as a quiet guy, who enjoyed reading, riding his motorcycle and getting together with his buddies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him during his younger years. Rest now my brother, you’re at peace with Dad, Mom and Patti – love you always, your sister Cece (Carolyn)
Military Honors Service will take place on May 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Miramar National Cemetery 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122