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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Father George W. Klein, 81, died March 12 at Atrium Medical Center in Trenton. A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Klein was celebrated March 16 at Holy Name Parish in Trenton. Retired Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk presided.


 Father George W. Klein
Father George W. Klein (CT file photo)

A Cincinnati native, Father Klein did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. He was ordained on May 29, 1954, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati by Archbishop Karl J. Alter.
Father Klein received his first assignment on June 17, 1954, at the Church of the Annunciation in Cincinnati. He also served as assistant pastor at the former St. Elizabeth Church, Norwood (1955-57); St. James of the Valley Church, Wyoming (1957-62); St. Ann Church, Hamilton (1962-63); St. Teresa of Avila Church, Cincinnati (1963-69); and St. Saviour Church, Rossmoyne (1969-72).
Father Klein served as pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration, West Milton (1973-79); Holy Trinity Church, Middletown (1979-89); and Holy Name Church, Trenton (1991 to present).
In 1989 Father Klein was appointed moderator and member of a team in solidum along with Fathers Dale Peterka and J. Dennis Jaspers of Holy Trinity, St. John and St. Mary parishes in Middletown. He served as temporary administrator of the former St. Elizabeth Church, St. James of the Valley Church and St. Saviour Church. During his years in ministry, he also was a part-time teacher at Seton High School, Hamilton Catholic High School and Mother of Mercy High School.
Father Klein is survived by his brother, Robert, and sister, Joan M. Berg. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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