Donald G. Klos, 85

February 3, 1936 - November 11, 2021

Donald G. Klos, 85, formerly of Neffsville, passed away on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Gerald Klos and the late Emily (Rathvon) Wright.

Born in 1936, Don lived most of his youth on the 600 block of Madison Street. Don started his working career at Best Markets in 1952. After graduating from J. P McCaskey High School, Donald proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1957 -1959. He was stationed in Germany where he earned the rank of sergeant in just 9 months. One of his favorite memories was meeting Elvis Presley during his service in Germany. For more than 20 years he worked as a Business Agent for the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1776. Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing all the local golf courses. He loved golfing so much that he learned to hit golf balls from his wheelchair on the lawn at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Don also loved answering trivia questions with his daughters. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing pool and Bingo at the Elks Club. He was a former member of the BPOE Lancaster Elk’s Lodge 134, and a member of Oregon United Methodist Church, Lititz.

Donald is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Lynn Zell and her husband William Lamar Zell, Jr. of Lancaster, and Donna Annette Klos of Lancaster. Also surviving are two grandsons, Andrew Zell of Milwaukee, WI, and Nicholas Zell of Lancaster; his former wife, Sonja Klos of Lancaster; brothers Ronald G. Klos and his wife Sharon of Lancaster, and Michael Klos and his wife Betsy of East Petersburg; and sisters-in-law Geraldine Rathvon and Andria Wright, both of Florida. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brothers John Rathvon and Curtis Wright.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, where the family will receive guests beginning at 1:30 PM. Interment will follow at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Don’s memory be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Watch the tribute video

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page

Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

November 20, 2021

To the family- sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.  I am a high school friend of Donna’s ( I was going to come in to support you, but didn’t get home till 2), but know I’m available to talk or listen. Mr. Klos was a friend of my dad, Bill. They served together in the armed forces and went to Germany together- good friends to which my dad enjoyed.  

November 17, 2021

Missing him on card night at St. Anne’s.

November 16, 2021

So sorry to learn of Don’s passing  
He was one great person I am privileged to have known him
Russ Fowble 

November 16, 2021

Don was a great guy who taught me a lot. He’ll be missed by me, my family and my union family. Rest easy Brother 

Saturday, November 20, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Saturday, November 20, 2021
2:30 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our five funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info