In Memory of

Martin Klaiber​

Leesburg, VA

As one of his very good friends stated the night Martin passed – “He left this world as he lived, in an act of ultimate generosity that is giving the gift of life to many others.” He was a man who would put others first and not think twice or expect anything in return. Martin’s presence and smile lit up the room when he walked in and was beyond contagious. He was a light that shined through the darkest of clouds and never wavered in his love for others and life.”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”― Maya Angelou

Martin Christopher Klaiber was a man that exemplified courage to truly be himself in life and marched to the beat of his own drummer, not caring what others thought. To know Martin was to love him. He had an undeniable zest and passion for life and lived every moment to the fullest. He was a man that embodied every single great quality that God could instill in one person – he was kind hearted, caring, generous, giving, loving and always hopeful.

Shortly after his death, in the 7th week, and after seeing the number 7 showing up everywhere I looked, I discovered how profound it truly was. The number Seven is the numerical symbol of Fullness, Completion, and Perfection. These words all describe him as a person, as my husband, as a friend, as a son, as a brother and as an uncle. He was perfection in every way, completed my life and many others with his love and presence. Martin lived life to the fullest, never letting anything stand in his way of achieving his/our goals. His accident occurred in the 7th hour. We were married on October 7th. We were celebrating our 7 year anniversary, the priest that read his last rites was celebrating 7 Years as an ordained priest– and then realized his death was 7 days after his accident. He had 7 arrangements by his casket, 7 candles were lit and he had 7 pall bearers. “Revelation 16:17: And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.”

Martin is missed more than words could ever describe and lives forever in our hearts, minds and souls.