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William Nicolas Klein

Jan 18, 2018
William Nicolas Klein

printed 01/19/2018


William Nicolas Klein, 93, of Parkville, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Dec. 18, 2017 in Hospice Care at MedStar Franklin Square in Baltimore.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1924 in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, William married his late beloved wife of 61 years, Sophia Francis Cecula in 1946 and settled in the Washington, D.C. area, where he worked for the Federal Government for over 25 years.

In 1978, the Kleins moved to Ocean Pines, Maryland where William continued to be a public servant at the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department. Ocean Pines became home for over 30 years. In his later days, Mr. Klein was a resident at Oakcrest Retirement Community.

William Nicholas Klein lived a full life, privately and publicly. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening in his youth. As an avid reader, he was passionate about the Civil War and proud to be a Yankee. He will forever be missed, especially his wits about current politics.

William is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ward, Shirley Klein and Victoria Klein; grandchildren, Sean Harper, Andrea Landauer and Lisa Harper; and by his great-grandchildren, William, Jack, Isabella and Gavin.

A committal service will be held at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 with a time to be announced.

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