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Lee F. Klein passed away on March 3, 2017 at age 95. He was born in Pendleton on August 22, 1921
Lee was the Pendleton Town Justice from 1982 until his retirement in 2006, a position he was honored to hold.
Lee was a WWII veteran serving in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1946. He was employed at GM Harrison Radiator as an engineer for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the New York State Magistrates Association, Judges and Police, Pendleton Historical Society and St. Paul's United Church of Christ-Shawnee.
Lee was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Betty, who passed away on February 11, 2017.
He is survived by a son, L. Cort (Trina) Klein; a daughter, Kris (Douglas) McLean; and brother-in-law, Clyde (late Gretchen) Peters. He was predeceased by a brother, Dean (late Artha) Klein. Also surviving are three step-grandchildren; one great-step-granddaughter; along with several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior visitation. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ - Shawnee or Odd Fellows and Rebekah Health Care Center.
Online condolences at pruddenandkandt.com.
Published on March 5, 2017
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