The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001298665-01
Funeral Notices


Bud Klein, 84, of Honolulu passed away on September 27, 2020. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan. He moved to Hawaii in 1958 with his new bride, Marilyn “Lyn” Jones (deceased 2010), after graduating from Princeton University. He was a lifelong learner and had three careers. He taught at Punahou School, was a general engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and operated a tax preparation and consulting practice. A multitalented man, he was also the music minister at Waiokeola Congregational Church for decades, and played the piano, organ and the string bass. He was a world traveler, always excited to take the next trip. He is survived by his children Pamela Klein (Steve Cox), Russell Klein (Sharon), Kathryn Moore (David), brother Don Klein, and five grandchildren. Services will be private due to the pandemic. A celebration of life is planned for next summer. Donations suggested to Waiokeola Congregational Church or Princeton University.