Deborah A. Kleyman, 66, of New Philadelphia has passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023, due to a sudden illness at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. She was born on March 14, 1957, in Dover to Sterling Collinsworth and Nancy Goudy Collinsworth.
She had retired from the Times Reporter after many years of service. Deborah was deeply involved in various organizations that aimed to bring positive change. In the 1990s, she actively participated in the American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE). Alongside Paul, she organized the “Any Which Way You Can” Motorcycle Run. This event played a significant role in raising funds for providing clothing and shoes to children within Tuscarawas County. Her dedication to making a difference in the lives of others was truly inspiring.
Deborah had a zest for life that extended beyond her community involvement. She was known for her artistic abilities and had a passion for drawing and photography. Her creative spirit allowed her to capture beautiful moments and express herself through her artwork.
One aspect of Deborah’s life that stood out was her unwavering support for former President Donald Trump. Her belief in his vision and policies showed her strong conviction as an individual.
Deborah will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves behind cherished memories that will forever remain in the hearts of her loved ones. She is survived by her mother, Nancy Goudy Collinsworth of Dover; children, Destiny (Justin) Napier of Dennison and Trad Kleyman of Uhrichsville; grandchildren, Sophie and Brody Kleyman, Ryleigh and Emilynn Mazzoleni, Finnley and Kimber Napier.
Deborah was preceded in death by her father, Sterling Collinsworth; infant son, Michael Kleyman and sister, Sherry Collinsworth.
Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover. A private graveside service will be held at the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens.