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(Ida) Charlotte Berry Klein

Jul 06, 2018

(Ida) Charlotte Berry Klein, 79, of Wilmington, N.C., died at home, surrounded by loved ones, on June 21, 2018.


A daughter of Ray Nelson Berry and Mary Roberts Berry, Charlotte grew up in the Washington, Iowa home of her maternal grandparents, Carl Jackson Roberts and Maud Hoover Roberts. She was valedictorian of the Washington High School class of 1957, and earned a Bachelor of Music degree with honors at the College of Wooster, followed by a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music.


She taught piano and music theory at the Preparatory Department at Eastman and at Wilmington (Delaware) Music School, and as a private teacher for 13 years. She was a P.E.O. Sisterhood member for over 50 years, serving several times as chapter president. Since 1976, Charlotte was closely involved with First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, N.C., as chancel choir and bell choir member, substitute organist, piano and flute accompanist, Bible study group teacher, and Stephen Minister.


She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her daughter Marjorie Sharon Klein in 1988.


She is survived by her husband, David Klein of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Patricia Kalvestrand of Redding, Calif.; son, Timothy Klein of Vancouver, Wash.; and daughter, Brenda and her husband Sina Ghaemmaghami of Rochester, N.Y.


A memorial service will be at First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, N.C. on July 7, 2018. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation (www.parkinson.org, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131) or to First Presbyterian Church (www.firstonthird.org, 125 S. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401).

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