Dorothy Klein, 88


WARWICK, R.I. – Dorothy Ruth Klein died Dec. 28, 2020, at Tamarisk. She was the beloved wife of the late Ruvain Klein. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Rubin) Oelbaum, she had lived in Warwick for 55 years. She was a school librarian for Lincoln High School, retiring 30 years ago. Dotty was a member of the former Temple Am David.

She was the devoted mother of David Klein and his wife, Mindy Gellin, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Honna Sheffield and her husband, Bob, of Stevenson, Washington; Pearl Holloway and her husband, Bradford, of Warwick; Shulie Klein of Warwick; Yonaton Klein and his wife, Chana, of Israel; and Barbara Wilmot and her husband, David, of Saunderstown. She was the dear sister of Sruel Oelbaum and his wife, Phyllis, of Providence. She was the loving grandmother of Scott, Naomi, Rachel, Ben, Aaron, Chaim, Cameron, Josh, Zachary, Jacob, Rueban and Samuel. She was the cherished great-grandmother of eight. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907.