Peter Klein


Mr. Peter Klein, 64, of Townsend, was called home to be with the Lord on May 6. Peter was born to Helmut and Henny Klein in Buffalo, N.Y.

He was raised in Depew, N.Y. and graduated from Depew High School. He enjoyed his job as a truck driver, which gave him the opportunity to travel and explore new areas. He and his wife, Kim, of 36 years, have lived in Virginia for the last 23 years.

Peter was steadfast in his Christian faith, known for his devotion and faithfulness to God, family, and friends. He was a living example of following the “golden rule” of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” with a humble spirit.

Peter’s life was a life well lived, and he fully trusted in God. Remembered for his creative spirit expressed in writing and playing guitar worship songs, Peter loved Christian fellowship and was often the first to arrive and last to leave a gathering. He was a good storyteller, connecting with people.

Peter was an intelligent and deep thinker who was able to communicate clearly. A jokester, he had an intelligent, quick wit, and shared his joy of humor to lighten the hearts of others. An inventive builder and repairer of all things broken, he earned the nickname “MacGyver.”

Many will remember him for his kindness in helping repair the homes of those in need. He enjoyed exploring nature, wandering, and wondering where every road would lead.

He is forever loved by his surviving family: wife, Kim Klein; dearly loved and treasured mother, Henny Klein; sisters, Christine Sundberg and Melissa (Verne) Prior; a niece, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family, and friends.

The family says, “Thank you to all in our community who have made his time here special. We have appreciated the peace, beauty, and friendliness of our home on the Eastern Shore.”

A celebration to honor Peter’s life will be held at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. with burial following at Cape Charles Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.

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