Condolence: Although, I have seen Mark only twice since high school; it was obvious even then he was a very principled and dedicated person. He certainly had a useful and productive life and the method of his passing was so tragic. He lives now in out memories.
Condolence: To the Klusman family!
Mark was one guy I always saw around school no matter what was going on. I was raised in Price Hill and he was all over the area as well.
help out during Track meets. I remember him helping me when I broke my elbow falling over a huddle. When Coach Spencer came over to see why I was running without moving my arm he asked if anyone had an ink pin his just stopped working. Mark pulls one out of beard and asked what color and hands them to coach. The look on his coaches face was priceless! Mark and I laughed the rest of the meet.
One of great ones always helping out! He will be missed!
Condolence: To the Klusman family: Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear loved one. Death is such a tragedy for all of us, and when it touches us personally, it's sometimes difficult to find the comfort that we search for. Our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah, who is the God of all comfort, feels empathy for those who have lost a loved one in death, and therefore promises to swallow up death forever and eliminate all pain and suffering. (Please read Revelation 21:4 and Isaiah 25:8) As you read the above texts in your Bible, may they give you hope and comfort, during this most difficult time. Again, my deepest sympathy. David Cowles
Condolence: Mr Klusman was such a kind man who always had time for everyone. He always was there when anyone needed help with anything in school or outside of school. He was my teacher in 1974 and he taught me what i needed to know in class and how to be respectful to others outside of class. Thankyou Mr Klusman, you will be missed. Rest in Peace and God Bless You!!!!!!!!!!.
Condolence: I used to see Mr. Klusman running almost on a daily basis either on my way to or from work for literally the past 15 years. I never knew his name until now. I just always saw him and thought, “what a cool dude!” He was an icon of the west side and now reading all of these wonderful stories about him, I realize that my assumption of him was spot on – what a truly cool dude. God bless the Klusman family.
Condolence: I don't think he missed an Elder swim meet over a 20 year period from the late 80's to mid 2000's. He even filled in as "the coach" for a few days of practice in the late 70's and throughly enjoyed himself. Loved his job for 50 plus years and we loved him back..
Condolence: I'm deeply sorry for your loss of Mark....
Mark was my American History teacher in my Junior Year (1969-70)....in late May of 1971, just before my graduation from Elder, I asked "Mr. Klusman" if I could ride his very cool Ten Speed Bike in the faculty parking lot. He said YES....
That was the beginning of my lifelong love of bicycling which I still ride very much at the age of 64. Those first two-three years of road riding were often with Mark as we explored the Westside, Saylor Park, Northern,KY and even rode with a small group of Elder CC Runners to Versailles State Park in Indiana and returned the next day to Cincinnati, during the Summer of 1971. Great conversations and rides with Mark. I always felt safe riding with Mark and he launched my sense of adventure by Bicycle. I will always remember Mark as a kind and caring person. He represented the BEST qualities in a Human Being.
He was a wonderful Teacher, Leader by Example and a Guardian of all things good on this Earth ! Thank You Mark for all you have given to those of us blessed to have known and bicycled with you !Your friend, Steve Ranz, Elder c/o 1971
Condolence: Such a loss of a wonderful man. I have known Mark over 40 years. No matter what he was doing he always had time to talk to me. I used to see him walking the dog and he would stop and talk. The dog used to sigh and lay down to wait. He treated everyone so kindly. I'm sure he is having a wonderful time with his Mom and Dad now. The Klusman family is a wonderful family and I am so sorry for your loss