Donald E. Klein, 79 of Erie, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center. He was born December 19, 1933, in Erie, son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Lukaszewski) Klein. He worked for Hammermill Paper (International Paper) in the finishing room and in maintenance. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Siebenbuerger Club and a lifetime member of the Moniuszko Singing Society. He was an avid runner and paricipated in the Boston Marathon. He enjoyed his grandchildren and family. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Rose Marie (Toflinski) Klein in 1993, his step father, Louis Fioreta, and a sister, Donna Forest. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela J. Bradley of Erie, Robin Drew of Bradenton, Fla., and two sons, Kevin M. and David B. Klein, both of Erie. Also survived by four grandchildren, Ryan Bradley, Jessica Woods, Phillip and Jared Peters. Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503 on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Services and burial at Calvary Cemetery with full Military Honors will be private. Memorials may be made to the
, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 or the Disabled Veterans of America. Send Condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 4, 2013
Garr Funeral Home
459 East 12th Street Erie, PA 16503