Debra A. Klein, 66, Otego; Known To Generation Of Unatego Students

IN MEMORIAM: Debra A. Klein, 66, Otego;

Known To Generation Of Unatego Students

OTEGO – Debra A. Klein, 66, a Unatego Central teaching assistant and bus driver for 30 years, passed away peacefully Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in Otego, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Dec. 11, 1952, in Delhi to the late Morris and Genevieve (Dorosky) Chichester.

A life-long area resident, she married Richard Klein on July 16, 1995.

She loved the outdoors, mowing the lawn, as well as camping and fishing. Debra also had an artistic talent working with stained glass and painting in her spare time.

She is survived by her loving husband Richard Klein of Otego; her son Jason Berge (Laurie Burns) of Bloomville; her daughter Annie (Kelley) Judd of Fort Collins, Colo.; her son Aaron (Jesse) Berge of Otego; her three loving grandchildren, Seth Berge, Regan Berge and Kynlee Judd. Debra was predeceased by her brother Mark Chichester.

Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Friday, May 10, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta; the family will be in attendance. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Debra may be made to the Otego Volunteer Fire Department, 5 River St., Otego, N.Y. 1382.
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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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