Burton Klein, 94, of Fox Chapel, formerly of White Oak, died Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born August 31, 1926 in McKeesport and was the son of Isadore and Esther (Angerman) Klein. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Alvin Klein. Burt was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was the co-owner of the former Vienna Bakery in McKeesport, and was later employed in the Marketing Dept. of Equitable Resources in Pittsburgh. Burt was a former member of Tree of Life Sfard and was a WWII Army Veteran.
After celebrating 69 years of marriage, Burt is survived by his wife, Miriam Klein, as well as his three sons, Jeffrey (Harriet) Klein of New York City, NY, Michael (Janene) Klein of Wexford, and David (Sharon) Klein of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and his grandchildren Elizabeth, Jacob, Julian, Anna and Andrew Klein. As all of his friends knew, Burt had a passion for baking. You were truly fortunate if you were one of the few to receive one of Burt’s challahs for the High Holidays. His Flourless Chocolate Torte was legendary. His baking will be sorely missed. Private graveside service took place Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in the Tree of Life, Elrod Cemetery, Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at 412-460-3663. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published January 12, 2021.