FENTON, Mich. - Dennis Klein passed away on Jan. 1, 2024, in Fenton, Michigan, from complications due to Parkinson's. He was born on April 14, 1939, in New York City to Robert and Malvina (Maxwell) Klein.
In his teens, he moved to Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Sugar Notch High School. He immediately joined the U.S. Air Force and honorably served for four years working as a weather observer in diverse stations including Savannah, Georgia and Alaska.
After his military service, he attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He worked for several Federal agencies including the ATF, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Center for Health Statistics.
With his former spouse, Carole, he had two sons, Darren and Marc, who were his pride and joy.
Dennis enjoyed playing softball, bowling and watching the New York Yankees. In 1992, he married Debra Usitalo, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan.
Dennis was predeceased by his parents and two younger brothers Russell and Darrell. He is survived by his wife Debra; his son Darren and his wife Rebecca and their son Ryan; his son Marc; his sister Roberta; sister-in-law Clotilde; and brother-in-law Howard and his wife Jane.
A funeral and interment will be held at a later date in Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to King's College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, any Parkinson's organization, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements locally are being handled by Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden, Michigan.
Tributes may be shared at sharpfuneralhomes.com.