KLEIN, DAVID NATHAN, 57, died December 29, 2013 at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. He was born and raised in Louisville, a 1974 graduate of Waggener High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Kentucky.
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David was a an employee of Bank of Louisville from 1978-2002 and in 1998 was appointed the bank's Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Executive Board Director until the company's sale to BB&T in 2002.
David is the most recent past Board Chair for the Jewish Community of Louisville, a Board Member of Gilda's Club Louisville and a founding Board Chair of Metro Parks Foundation (2005) and Chairman Emeritus.
He was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Jewish Community Center of Louisville, LiveStrong, a Stanford University Business School advancing education participant, Advisory Board volunteer of Meghan's Mountain and a local cycling enthusiast who served on the Eva Bandman Community Steering Committee of the Louisville Sports Commission. He was also a member of the Advisory Council of Actors Theater of Louisville, Jewish Hospital Foundation Board member, 1994 Leadership Louisville graduate, 2001 Corporate Campaign chairman for the Louisville Fund for the Arts and the 2013 keynote speaker at Yum Center as the Kentucky Derby Julep Ball honoree.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Klein, on July 31, 2013.
David is survived by daughters, Erin Hilsenrad and Kathryn Klein with former wife, Jodi Redmon Klein; grandson, Luke Hilsenrad; father, Bertram Weiss Klein; brothers, Stephen (Yael) Klein of Yelm, Washington and Richard (Beth) Klein; former wife, Jill Mangold and stepson, Will Pfeffer, all from Louisville; a number of nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Portia and Ridley.
The family would like to extend a thank you and gratitude to the University of Texas, MD Anderson Care Center in Houston and Dr. Michael Kommor and team at Baptist Health Hospital - Louisville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Elaine & Julia Klein Landscape Memorial Fund at The Temple, Gilda's Club of Louisville www.gildasclublouisville.org, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Jewish Family Career Services.
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Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2014