Shirley Klein

Obituary of Shirley Klein

Shirley Klein, 92, of Aurora, CO, formerly of Jamestown, NY, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Aurora South Medical Center, Aurora, CO. Shirley was a caring friend to all and much loved by her husband, children, and grandchildren. Shirley was born June 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Julius and Rose Geller Hershkowitz. She was the widow of Harry Klein whom she married November 23, 1950 and who died April 15, 2014. The two were Jamestown area residents for most of their lives. Before her retirement years, Shirley was associated with her husband in the operation of the former Lucie's Women's Wear in downtown Jamestown. Shirley had a big heart and cared deeply for others. She volunteered her time in the Jamestown community at the hospital, local schools, and the library. She also taught Sunday school at the former Temple Hesed Abraham Congregation where she was a member. In her free time she loved to cook, read, play golf, Mahjong, and enjoyed bowling. Shirley will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Surviving are her two sons; Michael D. (Susan) Klein of Denver, CO, Joel S. (Abby) Klein of Williston, VT, a daughter in law; Sue Klein of New Rochelle, NY, and her five grandchildren; Amy E. Klein (Brian) Molk, Niki E. Klein (Andrew) Imber, Ashley L. Klein, Dani R. Klein, and Josh A. Klein. Besides her husband Harry, she was preceded in death by her son, Rich A. Klein. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Beth-El Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed. The family suggests that memorials in Shirley's name be made to the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St. Jamestown, NY 14701.
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