Elda A. Klein, 90, of Danville, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Heritage Springs Memory Care, Lewisburg.
She was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Hazleton, a daughter of the late Sarafino and Mary (Foster) Sarafini. On Nov. 10, 1978, she married William "Bill" Klein
Elda graduated from Hazleton Area High School in 1946 and from Geisinger Nursing School in 1950.
She was employed at the Danville State Hospital, later retiring from White Haven State Hospital after 35 years of service. Elda was a hard worker and took on many responsibilities through the years as a house keeper, operating the kitchen at the Hilltop Inn, wrapping meat at Klein's Butcher Shop, and driving a school bus (Bus 54) for the Danville School District.
Elda was a devoted New York Yankees fan, attending many games at Yankee Stadium and throughout the country. She traveled a lot with her husband, Bill, to Florida, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Italy, and on many cruises. She also vacationed in Stone Harbor, N.J. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. In her younger years, she loved to bowl and golf. Elda was a cancer survivor.
In addition to her husband, Elda is survived by one daughter, Carol Campbell of Danville; three stepsons, Glen Klein of Northumberland, James Klein of Danville, and Michael Klein of Lebanon; two stepdaughters, June Deaton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Linda Bordner of Sunbury; grandchildren, Chad Shrawder and Renee Fredrick; stepgrandchildren, Zachary and Nicholas Klein, Tim Roth, Tricia Larson, Matthew and Logan Klein, and Carol Chance; five great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, John Sarafini of Hazleton; and one sister, Elsie Mace of Camp Hill.
Elda was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Sarafini; and one stepdaughter, Donna Sheleman.
Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday in St. Hubert Chapel, located in the annex of St. Joseph Church, 18 Center St., Danville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11, with the Rev. James E. Lease as celebrant.
Burial will follow in St. Hubert's Cemetery.
The family gratefully declines flowers and memorial contributions.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Brady Funeral Home of Danville.
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Published on April 23, 2018