Burton Klein

Burton Klein

Burton Klein, 90, of West Orange died Feb. 18, 2019. He was born in Newark.

Mr. Klein owned Washington/Post Cleaners in West Orange for 18 years. From 1973 to 1993, he was a sales manager for Power Chemicals in Paterson, where he sold boiler and air conditioning water tower treatment for commercial buildings and hospitals.

He graduated from Weequahic High School, where he wrote and printed one addition of the Wigwam newspaper, in January 1947. He received his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in 1952.

He was an early member of Congregation B’nai David in West Orange, where he held various offices, including president at the time of their merger with Congregation AABJ, which became Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David.

He was involved in the West Orange Mountain Top baseball league managing teams for many years. He was a member of the Sandy Shore Knights of Pythias Lodge in Livingston for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn (Auron); two sons, David (Robin) of Florham Park and Ronald of West Orange; a sister, Janet Shachat of Yardley, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 20 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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