February 8, 1932 - January 1, 2022
Herbert F. Klein, 89, of Aberdeen, NJ passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. Herb was born on February 8, 1932 to Herbert and Florence Klein of Union Beach, NJ. In his younger years he was a member of the Union Beach Fire Department Company No. 1, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Mobile, Alabama on the USCGC Sebago. Over the course of his more than 45-year career as an instrument engineer for IFF in Hazlet, NJ he continued to demonstrate a strong commitment to serving his community, acting as past Chief of the IFF Fire Brigade, New Jersey State Industrial Fire Chief, a member of the NJ Hazmat team, and long-time treasurer of the IFF Employees Federal Credit Union. Even after Herb retired from IFF in 2000, he continued his career of service as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Sandy Hook Auxiliary, Flotilla Commander, and always stood at the ready for his community as an active and passionate member of the NJ Office of Emergency Management. Herb always had a warm place in his heart for rescue dogs, most recently Princeton and Roxi. He could frequently be found building things from cabinets to dune buggies, working on cars and yardwork. He enjoyed reading books about the military and watching airshow and military show displays. Herb spent his life always active and living and sought to share his love of everything with all of his grandchildren. Herb is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Pati Klein, who passed away in 2012, also his parents, Herbert and Florence, his brother Raymond, and his granddaughter Stacey. He is survived by his four children with Pati, son Steven Klein, and daughters, Barbara (Klein) Skinner, Sandi Prusarczyk and her husband Jim, Sharron Ash and her husband Jeff, and grandchildren, Richard and Jessica Amorino, and Paige, Ethan and Logan Ash, and great granddaughters Amber Lynn Wilson (Hosier) and Kristin Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife Janice (Freda) Klein of 7 years whom he married in 2014, and eight step-children. Visitation will be held Friday, January 7, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bedle Funeral Home, 212 Main St., Matawan, NJ 07747. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Bedle Funeral Home, 212 Main St., Matawan, NJ. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Rt 35, Hazlet, NJ. Donations in Herb's name would gratefully be accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation (coastguardfoundation.org) or the ASPCA (aspca.org/donate). Online condolences may be offered through www.bedlefuneralhome.com.
Herbert F. Klein, 89, of Aberdeen, NJ passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. Herb was born on February 8, 1932 to Herbert and Florence Klein of Union Beach, NJ. In his younger years he was a... View Obituary & Service Information
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