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Joel D. KleinAugust 6, 2014
Joel David Klein, 71 of West Chester, PA died Wednesday August 6, 2014 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester. He was the husband of Shirley Horlick Klein Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Raymond Klein and the late Alice Drossner Klein Dr. Klein grew up in Philadelphia. He attended Overbrook High School and the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and received his medical degree from Hahnemann. His internship was at Presbyterian (University of Pennsylvania) Medical Center and he took his Pediatric residency at UCLA/Harbor General Hospital. From 1971 to 1973, he was Chief of Pediatrics at George Air Force Base Hospital. Dr. Klein did a research fellowship in Pediatrics Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina, finishing in 1975. In 1980 he established a private practice of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Chadds Ford. He joined the medical staffs of the Medical Center of Delaware and Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children where he has been widely respected for his expertise in Infectious Diseases. He was the long-time Chief of I.D. at DuPont and rose to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Klein was known for his amazing fund of knowledge and quick wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed following the University of Pennsylvania Basketball team and the Ivy League, as well as the Phillies. Dr. Klein was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling and photography. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Joshua Klein (Alma) daughter, Bethany Klein, grandchildren, Zoe and Ada. He is also survived by a brother, Arthur Klein (Nancy) Relatives and Friends are invited to his Graveside Service, 2:00 pm Friday, August 8, 2014 at Haym Salomon Memorial Park 200 Moores Road, Frazer, PA Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter 399 Market Street Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106 Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com.
Relatives and Friends are invited to his Graveside Service, 2:00 pm Friday, August 8, 2014 at Haym Salomon Memorial Park 200 Moores Road, Frazer, PA