Bruce D. KlinckNovember 24, 1940 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 76)
Bruce D. Klinck of Toledo, Ohio passed away October 18, 2017. Born on November 24, 1940 to Norman and Minnie Klinck of Toledo, he was a 1958 graduate of Macomber High School. Bruce worked for Owens Illinois from 1959 to 1963 as a photo specialist/ sample maker. He joined the Toledo Police Dept. in 1963 and in 1966, he survived a near fatal car accident while pursuing two robbery suspects. This accident caused numerous surgeries over the years which limited his ability to work the streets, so in 1974 he moved to Planning and Research where he became a consultant and specialist in crowd control, pre-planning mass crowd events, industrial and retail security and the construction and remodeling of police facilities. During this time he also taught at Owens College from 1975-1978 and was the security director for Belkin Productions which held the Speedway jams at Toledo Speedway in the 1980’s. One of his proudest accomplishments was the renovation of the old Scott Park City Pool/Bath House into the Scott Park District Police Station in which he was honored by Chief McGrath with an Appreciation Award
for his hard work and dedication. Bruce was also very proud of his involvement with the building of the SafeT-City program. During his police career he was honored and recognized for saving individuals from a house fire. Bruce also received the 1st place award from the International Chiefs of Police Facilities Worldwide for his work in the Planning and Research Dept. He retired from the Police Department in 1984 with the rank of Sergeant. In 1984 Bruce began a new career as the Security Director and then Operations Director for the Rouse Company which operated Portside in Downtown Toledo. In 2010 Bruce became a resident at Kingston of Sylvania where he found a true home away from home with so many people who cared for him like a member of their own family. He built many amazing relationships while at Kingston. Bruce also built a large fan club of people driving past Kingston, who would often see him out front reading a good book and smoking a big cigar. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carole (Henson) Klinck; Son, Bruce A. Klinck II; daughter, Lisa M. Klinck; brother, Leonard (Patricia) Klinck; brother-in-law, David K. Henson. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 2-7 p.m. in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. (between Central and Bancroft) where services will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.