William Alden Klein

Klein William "Bill" Alden Klein, 84 of Steubenville, Ohio, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Hospital East in Columbus, Ohio. He was born December 2, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Roy and Agnes Klein. Bill was a 1946 graduate of Steubenville High School and a graduate of the University of Steubenville. Bill was a proud American and U.S. Army veteran who served his country in Korea. Bill loved Steubenville and was as a member of Steubenville City Council for 10 years serving as 5th Ward City Councilman. Bill was a proud and life-long booster of his beloved Steubenville "Big Red" and will be fondly remembered by many friends as "Buckeye Bill". Bill retired from Weirton Steel Company after serving 36 years in the accounting department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Shirley, his brother Lee Klein and brother Ward Klein. Bill is survived by four sons including, Curt (Sharon) Klein of Steubenville, Cary Klein of Lancaster, OH, Craig (Cynthia) Klein of Delaware, OH and Kevin (Rina) Klein of Myrtle Beach SC. Bill also leaves four grandchildren including, Kelli Klein Banfield (Todd), Kacey Klein Moore (Steve), Nathan Klein and Samantha Shanks of Bellaire. Bill's great-grandchildren include, Lydia Moore and Ty Banfield. Friends may be received at the Mosti Funeral Home, Steubenville from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Mass of Christian Burial at Triumph of the Cross Catholic Church, Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville. Memorial donations may be made to the The William and Shirley Klein Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Steubenville City Schools. Condolences may be made at www.mostifuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2013