Memorial services for H. Millard Klein, 80, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with a Masonic service to follow. He passed away on Saturday, February 15th after complications associated with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Mel was born in Baltimore, MD and was raised in Rutherford, NJ. He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA class of 1955.
Mel was also very active in the Masonic Lodge – Eclipse Lodge in Rutherford, NJ and was a past Master of the Lodge in 1963.
He was married to the love of his life, Phyllis Susan Kramer Klein for 55 years.
Mel is survived by his wife, Phyllis; one daughter, Susan Elizabeth Klein Goodwin, Lawrence; two sons, Keith Robert Klein and wife, Bea Von Mullekern Klein of Melbourne, Australia; James Millard Klein and wife, Raelyn Rivieri Klein, Abbeville, LA; one sister, Jacqueline Metropoles, NJ; four grandsons, Christian Klein, Samuel Goodwin, Tomas Klein, and Kieran Klein.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Kansas Chapter, Lawrence Humane Society, or Masonic Home Charity Foundation – 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ 08016 and may be sent in care of the mortuary.