Richard Klein, 97, beloved husband and best friend of Marilyn nee Becker for 61 wonderful years; loving father of Amy Klein-Alter (Harvey Alter) and Karen (David) Schafran; cherished Papa Richard of Kalee and Joshua Alter; dear brother of the late Bernie (Shirley) Klein and the late Rena (the late Charlie) Glantzow; adored Uncle Richie to Sam, Phyllis, Carole, Steven, Linda, and their families. Richard was a proud Army Veteran of WWII.

A life well lived full of family, friends, travel, food, joy, and laughter. Richard loved to golf, to ski, to travel and to eat everything along the way. He always remarked how very lucky he was to have been blessed with a remarkable wife, two loving daughters, great lifelong friends and to have watched his grandkids grow into wonderful adults. He will be remembered by many and missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ( and American Civil Liberties Union ( A celebration of life will be held on May 20th on what would have been Richard’s 98th birthday.

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