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June 6, 2019
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Heinrich (Henry) Klein, age 77, of Scranton passed away Thursday evening at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor after an illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Josephine (Janiszewski) Klein. The couple were married on March 18, 1995, most recently celebrating their 24th anniversary.
Born on July 15, 1941 and son of the late Ernest and Gertrude Klein, after high school Henry served five years in the U.S. Army, stationed in both South Korea and Germany, prior to his honorable discharge. Following the owning and operating of his own auto service garage, he worked for several local grocery stores, lastly Riccardo’s in Dunmore.
Caring, kind-hearted and loving, Henry would seemingly do anything for anyone in need. He was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels of NEPA. He loved singing and also enjoyed painting as a pastime. He was a devoted member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and was loved by all who knew him. Now at peace, he will always be missed.
He is also survived by his six step-children, Wyatt Westover and wife Reyne of Nevada, Vivienne Sherman and husband Jeff of Florida, Adrienne Troutman of Throop, Crystal Zanca and Sandy of Johnstown, Joan Westover and Bobby of Scranton, and Mark Westover of Scranton; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
A step-daughter, Allison Westover, also preceded him in death.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday between 10:00AM -12:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Henry’s name to Meals on Wheels of NEPA c/o 541 Wyoming Ave # 2, Scranton, PA 18509.