Florence Karsh Klein
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Florence Karsh Klein

KLEIN: Florence Karsh Klein passed peacefully in her sleep at home on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at age 107. Beloved wife of the late Zola Klein; loving mother of the late Joseph W. Klein (Roberta), Gerald N. Klein of Hollywood, Florida, Eugene A. Klein (Iris) of Tamarac, Florida and Marlene Karsh Bernstein of Boynton Beach, Florida. Also preceded in death by her treasured children-in-law, Madeline Klein and Joseph Bernstein. Florence is the beloved grandmother of Larry (Karen) Bernstein, Robert (Ellie) Bernstein, Hollie (Donald) Machen, Kenneth (Sennie) Klein, Wendy Klein, Ron Klein, Karyn Klein, Valerie (Daniel) Landis, Susan (Scott) Newburge, Joseph Klein and Kimberly (Chaim) Klein Goldman. She is survived by 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren (with #4 on the way). Flo is the beloved sister of the late Emanuel (Danice) Karsh, Eugene (Robin) Karsh and Sherwin (Helen) Karsh. Also loved and adored by many nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Florence was born in Pittsburgh in 1915 to Anna and David Karsh. She graduated from Schenley High School and married Zola (Saul) Klein in 1932. They moved to Miami Beach in 1953 and made it their home until passing. Florence was devoted to her husband, children and extended family. Even at 107, she knew everyone’s name, partner, job, hobbies, city where they lived and happenings in their life. She made everyone she loved (or even liked) feel special. She was well-known for sending her loved ones a newspaper article just because she thought they would find it interesting or educational. And her envelopes were always hand-addressed in her beautiful handwriting. In 1956, she wrote a letter to her children who were “mostly” grown and ended the letter with this passage.
“I have loved and been loved. I have known great happiness as a mother and grandmother. I have traveled and had many luxuries. So, grieve not unnecessarily for what is a lifetime? Keep that bond between you. All my love forever. Mother”
Graveside services and interment were on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Lakeside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to National MS Society (nationalmssociety.org) or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.org) or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Levitt-Weinstein. PJC

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