Passing of VP-4 Vet CDR Donald C. Klein VP-4 1962 – 1965

Don Klein served as PP3P on Crew 12 and as 1st Lieutenant in 1962.  He was PPC on Crew 11 and Assistant Standardization Officer in 1964-65.
Donald Craig Klein
April 16, 1937 – November 14, 2018
Donald “Don” C. Klein, 81, of Orange Park passed away November 14, 2018, at Orange Park Medical Center. Don was born on April 16, 1937, in Oak Park, Ill to the late William and Mildred Klein.
Don graduated from York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL 1955 and continued his education at the University of Miami (FL) where he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration 1960. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy where he was a naval aviator and retired as a Commander with 20 years honorable service (P-3 maritime patrol aircraft pilot).
Don enjoyed playing bridge and Texas hold ’em, classic cars, playing guitar, friends & family, and traveling (especially world cruises). He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Foxridge HOA president, and Big Orange Chorus.
Don lives on in the hearts of his wife of nearly 60 years, Carol; children, Kerrie and Jason Bernardo, Lindsay and Chris Henderson, Craig Klein, Ken (predeceased) and Sandy Klein, 10 grandchildren and 3 and 1/2 great-grandchildren and sister, Shirley Hoover.
A Celebration of Don’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. December 28, 2018, at the Jacksonville National Cemetery 4083 Lannie Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32218. A reception will follow (Fleming Island, FL location TBD)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the City Rescue Mission (426 McDuff Ave. South, Jacksonville, FL 32254) or Quigley House (PO box 142, Orange Park, FL 32067-0142).
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Larry Hames
AVCM USN (Ret)
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager