Peter Klank

Obituary of Peter Reeves Klank

Peter Reeves Klank passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023. He was born on January 10, 1956, in Princeton, N.J., to Elizabeth Reeves and Howard Klank. He was a long-time resident of Belchertown, Massachusetts. He was a proud graduate of Woodstock H.S., Vermont; Marlboro College, Vermont; and held a MFA from Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina. Peter was a gifted fiction writer and worked in human services. He immensely enjoyed the family cabin in the Adirondacks where he was at peace with nature and enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by his amazing, longtime friend, partner, and wife of 39 years, Rhonda Young; and extended family Marsha Willan, Bill Willan, Glenna Young, Konie and Andy Hughes, Leah and Gil Hartley, Jana Willan, Kerby Hughes, Alex Bhandari-Young, Solomon Bhandari-Young, Leslie Hartley, Sara Hartley, Jacob Mitchell; cousins Cynthia, Katherine, MaryBeth, Richard, Chris, Linda, Loretta, Jean, and other family too numerous to mention here; and faithful cats Tillie and Charlotte. Peter brought happiness to everyone who knew him. He leaves behind his Warren Wilson writing community and many special friends. He had said, when asked what his final thought would be: “Well, that was mostly fun.” Peter passed away peacefully listening to the Grateful Dead with Rhonda holding his hand. There will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mary Anne’s Kids at
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