Phillips Klein Obituary (2021) Washington Post

Kylene Phyllis Herwitz Klein, an 80-year-old resident of Washington, DC, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Sibley Hospital at the age of 98. The late Norman Lord, the wife and beloved friend of the late Eugene Klein, survived the deaths of her beloved daughters Carol Kempner (Kenneth) and Judith Hoffman (Thomas) in Bethsaida, Maryland. She is honored by her grandchildren and her spouses, Daniel and Alex, Michael and Catherine, James and Guate, and Beca and Christo. Phyllis was the grandmother of four children, along with two others next week and next spring. She survived at the age of 96. Palm Beach, Florida’s former brother David Herwitz (Carla) and many caring sisters and brothers. At the age of 19, Phyllis moved from her home in Swampscox, Massachusetts, to the district, working with the federal government to work as a statistics editor for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She went on to work for many years as a statistician in the Office of Rent Management in the Office of Rent Management. In February 1946, Phyllis married EPA Clin, a lawyer at OPA, and was responsible for the establishment of the Federal Power Commission’s Office of Economics until she was able to raise her two daughters and return to work with her former boss. . In 1962 she joined her boss and worked in the FPC for the next 12 years. A.D. In 1974, Phyllis began working with the National Energy Administration (now the Department of Energy) on national energy policy strategies and development management projects. She has contributed to the development of policy guidelines based on economic and statistical studies related to the natural gas and electricity industries. Many of her essays have been published nationally and internationally, including in Venice, Italy. Phyllis has won outstanding awards and outstanding performances for her contributions. After serving more than 30 years, she retired from the federal government. She was a member of the American Statistics Association, the Washington Statistics Society, and the International Energy Economists Association. After retiring from her prestigious government job, Phyllis has had more work to do than she did before. She was an active member of Hadassah and BUNWC. As a lifelong reader and student, she joined OLLI at American University and enrolled in a number of exciting courses each semester. Some of my favorites were drama reading, Shakespeare, contemporary events, and opera. At OLLI, he made many new like-minded, intellectual friends and pleased both in and out of class. She was not only an OLLI student but also an effective Hebrew teacher for several semesters. Phyllis was a member of several book clubs outside of her OLLI courses. She read and re-read many classics, including The Iliad and The Odyssey, and all books in Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. Before many people started there, she was a wise traveler who visited China and traveled to Russia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Israel and the United Kingdom. She had a special interest in Victorian English jewelry and regularly visited antique stores in Kensington, Maryland for a future jewelry store in London, which she happily ran for over a decade. Phyllis generously shared her love of travel with her children and grandchildren, traveling to places such as Boston, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, London, and Jerusalem. Over the past few years, Phyllis’ health has been declining, and among the many other activities that have helped her get older is the Northwest Neighborhood Village, which provides transportation, grocery shopping, minor repairs, and computer assistance. She found new friends and volunteers among the volunteers, realizing how active and fun she was, who often fought to drive or buy her place. Over the past year, he has given her special love and care to four wonderful women, Marsha Vassel, Regina Abasa, Beatrice Namumba and Katherine, all of whom have helped Phyllis live comfortably in her usual environment. On Sunday, November 28, private burial services were held at King David’s Memorial Garden. If you would like to make a donation in the name of Phyllis, please send your donation to Northwest Neighbors Village, PO Box 39135, Washington DC 20016. If you would like to make a donation in the name of Philips, please send donations to Northwest Neighbors Village, PO Box 39135, Washington, DC 20016.

Published December 5, 2021, by the Washington Post.

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