Donald E. Klein, Sr. passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the age of 73, surrounded by his family. Donald was born in Jersey City, NJ and was predeceased by his father, Ralph Sr. and Marie Klein and brother Ralph Klein Jr. Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Judith; his sons, Donald Jr. and Kristian, daughters-in-law Leigh and Michele and four granddaughters; Cameron, Kendall, Kayla and Brielle.
Donald grew up in West Long Branch and is a graduate of Shore Regional High School where he played varsity football and baseball. He is also a graduate of Monmouth College where he majored in Business and continued his baseball career. Following college he worked at Lazard Freres & Co. for over 30 years before retiring to enjoy his life. He loved watching FoxNews, the NY Giants, playing golf and traveling to Florida when it was too cold in NJ to continue his time on the links. His happiest moments were always with his family and especially hearing stories about and watching his four granddaughters grow up.
A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 4:00 pm until the time of the service at 6:30 pm at Damiano Funeral Home.
The family wants to thank their family and friends for all of the support and continuous love during these times.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 6 Drummond Place #2, Red Bank, NJ 07701. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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