John R. Klein, 81, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a short illness. He was born August 14, 1936 in Cleveland. John grew up in South Amherst and then moved to Elyria.
He attended South Amherst Schools and Grand River Academy. John served in the United States Navy 1954-60. He was employed at Alltel, formerly Elyria Telephone Company, from 1961 thru 1998. He attended area churches in Lorain county and was a member of the Lorain County Electrical Association. He enjoyed yard work, home repair and classic cars.
Mr. Klein is survived by his daughter, Linda L. Little (Larry) of Amherst; sons, Robert A. Kozdron (Cathy) of Elyria and Scott R. Klein (Diane) of Elyria; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Klein (1999); grandson, John Little (2012); sisters, Mary Alice Smith and Suzanne Becker (2009) and parents, Max and Margaret.
Friends may call 5 to 8 P.M., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Funeral service will be 10 A.M., Friday, January 5, 2018 in the funeral home. The Reverend Larry Little will officiate. Interment will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park with Military Honors.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Avenue, Perkins Township, OH 44870.