Mayer “Mike” Klein, 67, of Caldwell died Sept. 4, 2017. He was born to Holocaust survivors in Uzhurod, Ukraine, and came to the United States with his parents and two brothers as part of a wave of Russian-Jewish refuseniks in 1974. He initially lived in Irvington and spent most of his life in West Orange.
A woodworker and handyman, Mr. Klein and his wife owned and operated Mike’s Hardware Store in Irvington for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Sue (Landsman); his son, Israel (Sarah) of Chevy Chase, Md.; two daughters, Alisha (Marc) Dudas of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Peri (Christopher) Balala of Wayne; a brother, Teddy of Edison; and twin grandchildren, Abraham and Stella Klein.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Klein Memorial Diabetes Fund at American Diabetes Association.