March 20, 1932 ~ December 23, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY

Gerard J. Klein


Greece: Wednesday December 23, 2020 at age 88. Predeceased by his wife, Dolores A. Klein; infant son, David Klein. Survived by his children, Deborah (Thomas) Wilson, Daniel (Judy) Klein, D.D.S., Bonnie (Thomas) Polizzi, Donna (Keith) Gulden, Karen Lindsay, Carol (Thomas) Ranzenbach; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Joanne Keller, Richard (Adele) Klein, Norman (Maddy) Klein; special friend, Toni Robak.



No prior calling. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (Dec 31st) 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church. Interment will be private in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



Service: Thursday December 31, 2020 10:00 AM

Holy Cross Church
4492 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. The Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER) sends condolences and prayers to the family of Lt. Klein, and we salute him for his service to his country and community. Rest in peace Brother.

  2. RIP Uncle Jerry. Thank you for all the fond memories of you and Auntie Doe. Your kind generosity and gracious hospitality in opening up your home for holiday family get togethers are some of my favorite childhood memories.
    You will be missed

  3. My condolences to Jerry’s family. He was a good boss at RPD. On a nice afternoon he’d meet up with me and ask if I wanted to go flying in his plane. We went up several times and I enjoyed the times with him, on a windy day I remember landing sideways he did a good job landing.
    May he Rest In Peace

  4. For many years Jerry had been a regular member of our Thursday morning breakfasts where we discussed and solved world problems. Always a gentleman, he was a great boss and a proud Marine. We’ll miss you Jerry. Rest in peace.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May your memories bring you joy and peace.
    Mark and Suzie Ciluffo and family

  6. Always a gentleman and a good police officer, my thoughts and prayers are with Gerry’s family at this time (why always “around the holidays” I will never understand). Gary Birkahn, RPD-Retired.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Gerry was a wonderful neighbor for over 40 years. He will be missed.
    Gary and JoAnn Del Mastro

  8. To the Klein Family: Gerry was the first lieutenant that I worked for in field training after the academy. After his retirement I saw him frequently at Holy Cross Church and at the Parkway Restaurant for breakfast. I enjoyed our many conversations – he was a real gentleman. Please accept my prayers and condolences at his passing.
    Ed Giblin
    RPD Retired

  9. I lived down the street from his parents on Alphonse St. When he stopped to see them with his police car, he let the kids sit in the car and sometime gave us a ride. Prays to his family

  10. I have found memories of Jerry, especially when the family would come to the cottage at Port Bay.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Losing a parent and a sibling is always such a hard loss.

  11. Just heard about Mr. Klein’s passing today from another friend from St. Andrew’s. I spent many hours in the Klein household on Lux. St. I have many good memories! We did cause some angst in those days but Gerry always knew how to deal with us in a constructive manner. My sympathies to Dan and the entire family. People like this help make us the good people we are today!

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