Daniel "Danny" Klaiman

Daniel James Klaiman “Danny”, 62, of Aurora, Colorado passed away February 22, 2022.

He was born in Pueblo, Colorado March 24, 1959 to William and Elsa Klaiman, Polish survivors of the Holocaust.  Danny attended Pueblo South High School (Class of 1977), where he was a member of the forensics team, competing in Lincoln-Douglas debate and extemporaneous speaking. Later, he judged local high school speech meets.

In 1981, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from the University of Southern Colorado. As a student at the University, Danny broadcast as a DJ on the college radio station.

Starting in Pueblo and later in the Denver Metro area, Danny became a grocery clerk with King Soopers. His career of 36 years included service as a Steward and Bargaining Unit Member of The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7.

Danny loved listening to music, playing video games, and exploring the internet.  He particularly liked stand-up comedy and had an immense knowledge of comedians dating from the birth of television to modern day. An outing to a comedy club was a special treat. Personally, Danny was an encyclopedia of corny jokes.

Danny also loved his Jewish faith, his Aurora neighborhood and his family. He is predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law Steve Bauer. He is survived by his sister, Linda Bauer and brother, Henry Klaiman (Ann); nieces Katrina Tauba Fitzig (Nachum) and Shoshanna Leah Bauer (Mike Bohlmann); great-nieces Zelda Bauer-Macaraeg, Chana Fitzig, Eda Fitzig, and great-nephew Yossel Fitzig.

Private graveside service.  Donations, in Danny’s memory, may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, or to the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, 503 E. John St. Champaign, IL 61820.