William and Hanna raised five children in Philadelphia during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. While these were sometimes turbulent years, Bill and Hanna provided a role model for stability, love of family, hard work and appreciation of their Jewish roots.
Bill worked as a partner in Commercial Office Supply Company and Hanna served on the synagogue sisterhood while raising a daughter and four sons. The couple enjoyed tennis, bridge, their large extended family and many lifelong friends. Sadly, Hanna developed Alzheimer’s symptoms in her early sixties and Bill spent his retirement as her caregiver. Bill passed in 2006 at the age of 77, on the 61st anniversary of the day he met Hanna at a high school dance.
Four of the Klebanoff children remain in Philadelphia with their families while the middle child, Jay, moved to Hampton Roads after marrying Jodi Copeland, a Norfolk native. Jay credits his parents for providing a solid foundation and for instilling strong ethics and values in each of their children. Bill and Hanna's 14 grandchildren are benefitting, in turn, from the example set by their grandparents.