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Thursday March 4th, 2021
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Thursday March 4th, 2021

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Dolores Helene Klein

Dolores Klein (Czartoszewski) passed away, suddenly and gently, Saturday evening February 27th, 12 days after her 80th birthday, which she described as the "best birthday I ever had." She was surrounded by family as she passed. 

Dolores was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Akron in 1941 and graduated from North High School in 1958. Her life changed when she met her soulmate, John Klein at a wedding. They were married in 1960 and were blessed with 61 wonderful years together that included four children, caring for their parents and beloved nieces and nephews, and seeing what wonderful people their grandchildren became. 

In early life Dolores taught catechism to children with special needs, offering a path to confirmation in the Catholic church, which wasn't a given at the time. She would go on to have a long career in the hotel industry, bossing everyone around and lovingly mentoring a wayward few. She was always the force in the room and was strong, elegant and smart. She devoured puzzles and delighted John by correctly answering every question on Jeopardy. 

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, brothers William, Leonard and Henry and beloved nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her husband John, her sister Stephanie, her children Lucy (Kevin), Rita, John Jr., James (David), and her grandchildren Reid, Max, Amelia, Sam, Geyza and Wesley. 

Dolores' glow was absolute and those who knew her will feel her warm embrace always. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mart Catholic Church, 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the church.

Due to Covid-19, we request that those attending the Mass of Christian Burial and/or Visitation will practice social distancing and wear face masks.  If you are unable to attend or do not wish to attend, we understand, your love and prayers will be appreciated.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Akron Children's Hospital Burn Center or the DNC in Dolores' name.

You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view Dolores' tribute wall and offer condolences and share memories.

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Dolores came into my life when I was a very young girl when she and John moved into our neighborhood just two doors up from my family home. She changed my life. She offered me so much love and understanding and was always there for me when I needed her most. She became a second mother to me, and John, my PTD (part-time dad). They allowed me to be a part of their family as their family grew, one beautiful child at a time. Those children became such bright lights in my life over the years that followed. Dolores was truly an angel here in earth. I will never forget her, or the love and kindness she so readily shared...

Bobbie (Zehnder) Bryan Mar 8 2021 12:00 AM

Remembering Aunt Dolores and Uncle John from many years ago, how together they meant so much to their nephew and godson, Robert John Klein and to me. The love and affection Dolores gave to all they met will always be cherished.
Her unending devotion to god and family will live on through those lives she touched.

Sharon (Klein) Robinson Mar 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dolores Klein

Sean & Rikki Horrigan Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

It was a wonderful few years working for and then in the office of Holiday inn on Gilchrist Road with Dolores. We had a very good working relationship, always had lunch together, and suffered together under one particular manager. An amusing anecdote: one day John called and asked if she thought she were Cher. The bank had returned a check which she had signed simply 'Dolores.' It was a privilege to play organ for the wedding of one of her daughters. Dolores would be pleased that I am still a church organist at age 65 and often play for Catholic Masses. She told me that her grandparents lived behind the library on Wooster Avenue. The grandparents often went and sat on a bench and watched the race riots. Family members called them on the telephone. Bacha (Grandma) would answer briefly in her native accent, "Everything is okay" and she would hang up the telephone. Walt Baughman

Walt Baughman Mar 2 2021 12:00 AM

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