Remembering Dick Klein

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Remembering Dick Klein

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Dick KleinJacob Richard Klein 87, died peacefully on December 19, 2014 after spending several of his last weeks at home with family. Dick, as he was known by all, lived a great life from his childhood in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to college at Ohio State, first settling in Akron, Ohio with his first wife, Jody and sons, Andy and Jim. Dick moved his family to Boston in 1974 to work for Stride Rite Corporation, retiring in 1994. Dick loved life in New England spending summers in Maine sailing, bicycling and settling into the vibrant community of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle. In the years after he worked for Stride Rite, Dick volunteered with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Executive Service Corp (ESC) advising non-profits, small businesses, and startup companies. Dick also served on the board of the Brookline Foundation. After Jody died in 1999 Dick married Marcia Marcus and for fourteen years shared companionship, and a mutual love of music, art, and travel. They often visited family and had memorable adventures to new places around the world. Dick Klein is survived by his wife, Marcia Marcus Klein of Brookline, MA; his children, Andrew Klein of Peterborough, NH; Jim Klein and Elisabeth Lardner of Alexandria, VA; Andrew Marcus and Ethan Trask of New York, NY; Elizabeth Marcus and Matthew Begun of New York, NY; Peter Marcus and Alex Keuroghlian of Boston, MA; and five grandchildren: Will Klein of San Francisco, CA; Ned Klein of New York, NY; Nicola and Gideon Marcus-Trask of New York, NY; and Sam Begun of New York, NY. Memorial services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking on the Riverway) on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30 am. Following services Memorial Observance will be held at his residence until 4 and 6-8pm, and Tuesday 2-4pm-6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Richard Klein/ICU Nursing Special Fund”, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel “Family Owned” – See more at:

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