I called this woman when I lived in Steubenville since her husband shared my name and was such a large figure in Franciscan University history.
KLOSKA, Theresa ‘‘Terry,’’ 74, of Steubenville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday June 11, 2009. She fought a courageous 28-year battle with cancer. Terry was born on November 28, 1934, in Weirton, W.Va., one of five daughters of Anthony and the late Mary (Kuritz) Dworzecki.
Terry was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church since 1966 and was an active volunteer throughout her life. Terry was especially active in church decorating, chairing this activity for holidays and special events including the church dedication in 1999. She coordinated countless bake sales and fundraising dinners and was a member of the church choir. In addition to her church volunteer activities, she participated in athletic and academic fundraisers at the multiple schools her children attended: Holy Rosary Grade School, Harding Middle School, Steubenville Catholic Central High School and Steubenville High School. Terry graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School in 1952, then earned a Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate from Rosalia/Passavant Hospital in 1953. She married William R. Brogan, lived in Dravosburg, Pa., and Herminie, Pa., and had four children before his death in 1965. She later married Robert ‘‘Bob’’ Kloska and moved to Steubenville where they had three children. She became an active participant and supporter of his career as athletic director at the (then) College of Steubenville and also supported Bob’s numerous sports-related programs in Steubenville.
Those who knew Terry appreciated her quick wit and humor. During Bob’s tenure as athletic director at the College of Steubenville, she would anonymously call into the ‘‘Tom Abernathy Show’’ under the moniker ‘‘Green Phantom’’ to inform and rally the community about Baron Basketball. In Terry’s own words: ‘‘My most important and gratifying job over the years has been ‘‘MOM’’ – raising, teaching and nurturing seven children to become good, responsible and well-rounded individuals.’’ She is survived by her children, Jacqueline M. Brogan (Greg) McDermott of Akron, Ohio, Diane L. Brogan (Matt) Habash of Columbus, Ohio, Richard S. (Patti) Brogan of PonteVedra Beach, Fla., Theresa G. (Lou Butler) Brogan of Sparks, Md., Annamarie Kloska (Jay) Lang of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert C. (Hilary) Kloska of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Margaret H. (Aaron Kullman) Kloska of Jakarta, Indonesia; her grandchildren, Justin Habash, Kristen (Habash) Slaper, Gordon McDermott, Erin McDermott, Kara Brogan, Will Brogan, Mollie Brogan, Timothy Butler, Jacob Butler, Paul Garretson and Robbie Kloska. In addition, she is survived by her father, Anthony A. Dworzecki of Weirton, W.Va.; her sisters Bernadette Harvanek, Antoinette Popp, Regina (Francis) Sunseri and Mary Thomasine (Richard) Himmel. Terry was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Dworzecki in 1994, and her husbands, William R. Brogan in 1965 and Robert J. Kloska in 1993.