Gerald F. Klei, 86 years old, died on November 28, 2021. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Mary Ann Contadino Klei, and four children;
Mark, Jaimie (Alicia), Tim, deceased (Tonya), Antoinette Ullinger, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. His sister Phyllis is the only remaining sibling. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Tom, Mike, David and Ron.
Gerald was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 16, 1936. There he pursued his career as a Liquefied Synthetic Pre-frabricated Wall Application Engineer (Inert and Organic) and raised a family with Mary Ann. They moved to Arizona in 1987 where he served as Vice President of Interior design during the construction of the Phoenician Hotel. He later pursued his love of model trains by operating a train store at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park called “Gerry’s Trains”.
Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Community Church at 10815 N. 84th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
A memorial will be held at a later date in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Flowers may be sent to St. Patrick Catholic Community Church.