In Memory

Terri Kleinschmidt


Terri Kleinschmidt
Date of Birth: August 23, 1953
Date of Death: August 8, 2021

 Over the years Terri experienced a number of health issues and conditions that led to her decline and ultimate passing. Her moment of passing was peaceful and gentle with sisters Kim and Jerri beside her as Brenda Wolfer and Monica Suraci held her hands.
Special thanks to Terri’s loyal and wonderful friends and family for making her life so rich with friendship and love and for helping her pass embraced with loving compassion.

A classmate is never truly gone. Their spirit lives on in our memories.  These are the things that will keep us close despite their death.

Friendship and love are the only things more powerful than death.
Paul Peters


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08/12/21 01:08 PM #1    

Judy Owen

I remember the twins from Braddock, Poe and Annandale.  I remember their laugh and I remember I had a hard time telling them apart for a while!  Our common thread was loving horses. My prayers are for comfort for all who are left behind that miss her, and us fellow classmates that have had our lives touched by her.

08/12/21 03:25 PM #2    

Rowena Halpin

Terri was my best friend for a piece of the past-probably 9th grade. We both played flute in the band and we would practice at her cool action packed house on Pomponio (shine little glow worm). It was a happy, safe and wonderful time. Terri and her family are up there with my fondest dearest funfilled memories.  Kim and Jerri I'm very sorry for your loss. Rowena

08/12/21 05:41 PM #3    

Sam Juliano

Terri, er, "Tilly" as I called her for reasons long ago forgotten, was my Pomponio Place neighbor, and my best "girl" friend in high school.  I had known twin Jerri since Mrs. Cobb's sixth grade class at Braddock Elementary, but I didn't get to know Terri until mutual friends brought us together in our freshman year.  She was sweet and savory - I remember that she would speak her mind when it mattered.  And I fondly remember our games of "strip dice", which sounds a LOT racier than they ever were. I lost touch with her for a while after I left Annandale, but we reconnected on email and later Facebook.  We had plans to meet again at the 30th class reunion, which she attended but I had to cancel due to my wife's illness - so I never got to see her again.  My favorite picture of "us", which I shared with her often, was our coincidental juxtaposition in the 1970 yearbook:

I was so sad to read of her too-soon passing... like all my classmates, I just expect them to be there forever, and I'll surely see them at our NEXT reunion.  I will miss you Tilly - I'll keep that promise I made next time I see you!  My sincere condolences to Jerri and Kim, and to all of Terri's family.

08/13/21 12:07 PM #4    

Fred Chandler

My Wife Jennie posted this on FB.

Ms. Terri G. Kleinschmidt, age 67, (Class of 71) passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Ms. Kleinschmidt is entrusted to the care of Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services of Myrtle Beach.

I met Terri at the Class of 71's 30 year reunion. We were both outside and started talking and found out that we had a lot in common and she worked at the same place I did. I started calling her any time our directorate needed system connectivity or was just having issues. She would come and we would make time to spend together when she did so. I really missed her when she retired and moved south. Fred and I had her on our list of those we wanted to spend time with when we retired. We had not made it to the ocean of South Carolina and Fred and I were talking about that this past weekend.... Regrets and nothing I can make up. Please spend time with those you think you have plenty of time to visit.

I, like Sam, thought all our classmates would be healthy, wealthy, wise and live forever. Sadly the live forever is proving to not be true. 

On August 21,2021 from 1-3pm . On the back deck of Kilroy's. There will be a celebration of life for Mara and Lane Johnston, AHS 74 and 75. There will be people from the class of 71-77 attending. Maybe even more years.

Mara pasted a way last month and Lane passed away last year. 


08/13/21 03:10 PM #5    

Lauren Cobb (Fiore)

Terri and I became  close friends in history class in our sophmore year.  We spent many a day skipping school and driving my vw to Burke which we thought was the country then.  After graduation I bought a yellow van and we took a several month road trip to visit Monica Suraci who lived in Denver.  That was our college of the world at that time.  She followed me to Arlington where we were neighbors and then on to Calabash NC.  She was my neighbor there until she moved to Myrtle Beach several years ago.  Kim Jerri Maureen Brenda Monica and myself were at the hospital as she was slowly making her transition.  I was not there when she took her last breath but she will be in my heart forever and with all of us in spirit also.  She had a remarkable sense of humor that I will miss but she is truly in a better place now.  Hope to see you all at the reunion next year.  Cheers.  Lauren

08/18/21 07:30 PM #6    

Constance Menefee

My immediate word association with Terri is "hijinks" as in boisterous fun with a little mischief thrown in! If memory serves, in our Junior year, Terri & I worked together as Telephone Solicitors (!!) at a real estate company where our assigned task was to offer a free dinner in order to lure folks to a sales presentation. (Boy, don't I wish that I owned property at "Aquia Harbour" today!) Needless to say, it was an otherwise boring and soul-crushing job that spirited Terri managed to make fun and memorable. Terri, you may have been a twin, but you certainly were one-of-a kind!!  Rest In Peace, but continue to shake it up a little bit up there, too.  

08/25/21 09:53 AM #7    

Maureen Hamilton (Hackert)

Someone once said,  “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Holy crap, "Wow! What a Ride!”

I think this perfectly describes Terri.  RIP

08/26/21 01:48 PM #8    

Rebecca Cashion (Kleinfelter)

Well Said Maureen.  I could not agree with you more.  

May you rest in peace sweet Terri!



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