Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Robert Lawrence Klein died on January 22, 2018. He was ninety-six years old
Bob was born on July 27, 1921, in Cedarhurst, NY., to Paul Klein and Dora Miller Klein. He joined his brother, Paul M. Klein, Jr., in the family.
A graduate, with Honors, of Stevens Institute of Technology, in 1942, he went on to take a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stevens in 1943.
Bob’s career also began at Stevens as a Research Fellow in the Department of Powder Metallurgy, where he worked on varying projects on metal powders, including a U.S. defense program involving electric motors in aircraft.
His next job was a Chief Engineer of the Presmet Corporation in Worcester, Massachusetts, followed by a move with his family to New Jersey, in 1950, where he founded a new manufacturing company for making aluminum windows, then a burgeoning product. After a successful seventeen years in the business, the company was sold, in 1969, and Bob retired… but only partially, remaining active on the Board of the First Morris Bank, and then forming, with a small group of investors, Morris Cablevision, just as that new field was developing. The company was sold in 1982.
In retirement, Bob devoted himself to tennis, playing in USTA sectional tournaments up and down the Eastern seaboard. In the 1980’s, a resident now of both New Jersey and Naples, Florida, Bob held the Number 1 rank in Florida for four consecutive years in the 80-age group, and eventually ranked 9th in the U.S. in the age group as well. He continued to play regional and national tennis into his nineties, and in 2013, was the Men’s Singles Champion in Florida.
As always an active community volunteer, Bob served as President of the Morristown, N.J. Board of Education, and on the Board of Family Service of Morris County. He was also a Board member of the Naples Music Club.
Music was always important in Bob’s life. He played saxophone and clarinet in his college band and orchestra, was a member of the Morristown Clarinet Quartet for forty years, and played bass clarinet in the Naples Concert Band for twenty-five years.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Bartlett, of Naples; daughter, Mara Jayne Miller, of New York City; and son, David Lawrence (Joanne), of Glassboro, N.J.. Also surviving are his grandson, Robert Townsend Miller, and great-grandchildren Emily, Jeffrey, and Audrey Grace Miller; stepsons, Dwight and Neal
Reynolds and step-grand- children, Justin, Elizabeth, Adam, Brian, and Craig Reynolds.
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