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Edward L. Klein

February 21, 2019

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Edward L. Klein

February 21, 2019



Edward L. Klein, Sr. of Wilkes-Barre passed away February 21, 2019 in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


He was born February 1, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre to Edward Sebastian and Charlotte Schulte Klein.  Edward was educated at Saint Nicholas School in Wilkes-Barre.


In 1956 he began his service in the Army in Germany.  Upon returning home in 1959, he married the former Nancy Phillips.  They were married 55 years until her passing on July 10, 2015.


Edward spent his entire professional career at Power Engineering Corporation, starting as an apprentice and finishing as a foreman, retiring in 1996.  For many years he served proudly as an usher at the former Saint Therese’s Church in Wilkes-Bare


He will be greatly missed by his children; Nancy Schultz and her husband Paul, Wilkes-Barre; Colleen Panzitta and her husband James, Dallas; Edward Jr. and his wife Patricia, Duryea; and Michael and his wife Carolyn, Nanticoke.  He is also survived by his seven grandchildren; Michael and Laura Panzitta; Edward, Matthew and Christopher Klein; and Michael and Charles Klein as well as sisters, Dorothy Kennedy, McLean Va. and Marion Hassay, Wilkes-Barre.


Edward’s entire family would like to thank Dr. Patrick Kerrigan, Dr. Pramthesh Desai, and the nurses at the General Hospital’s CVICU.


At his request, arrangements are being made privately by his family.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Edward’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.