Our dad, Dale Klinger, loved Arlington Heights from the moment our family moved to Waterman Avenue in 1957. He had great pride in the village.
For 62 years, and especially in his later years, people in the Arlington Heights area showed him exceptional kindness, among them: Scores of First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights congregants, brothers from Ben Hur Masonic Lodge, Jenny and other compassionate caregivers from A Homecare Service, Dr. Mark Charman, pharmacist Bill Harris, yoga coach Becci Robinson, Dino at Active Life Physical Therapy, John at Commuter Fitness, Bill and Nancy at Dunton House, attorney Ernie Blomquist, volunteers and nurses at Northwest Community Hospital, and the Woodfield Walkers.
Dozens of people who work at local businesses like First Midwest Bank greeted our dad with smiles and hugs, and dozens of strangers quietly paid for his restaurant meals.
Thank you to all of you and so many more. You encouraged our dad on hard days and enriched his life more than you know. We are truly grateful.
Sharon Pasch, Lake Zurich; Gary Klinger, Springfield, Virginia; Nancy Quellhorst, Iowa City, Iowa