Joan Klein (nee Kramer), 80, passed away Jan. 6, 2020, in Beachwood. She was a lifelong resident of the area.

Born Dec. 15, 1939, in Cleveland to Carolyn and Stanley Kramer, Joan graduated from Cleveland Heights High School. She worked as a property manager at Emmco for 25 years. Joan was also a Lyndhurst councilwoman for 12 years and served as vice mayor a few years during her councilwoman tenure. 

A member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Joan was the president of the Women’s Association of PVA for Mental Disabilities; volunteered as a tutor for inner-city children and was a volunteer receptionist at her temple’s information desk for many years.

Joan loved the Broadway Series at Playhouse Square in Cleveland and watching her grandchildren perform in many school and youth theater productions. 

Joan was the beloved wife of the late Jay Alan Klein; loving mother of Larry (Ellyn) Klein and David (Marla) Klein; and devoted grandmother of Seth, Brandon, Jeremy, Sydney and Camryn.

Services were held Jan. 9 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel in Cleveland Heights. Interment was at Mayfield Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to the Gathering Place, 23200 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH 44122.