Klein honored at Veterans Celebration

Melvin Klein, a 1949 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in education, was honored by the Essex (New Jersey) County Board of Chosen Freeholders at its recent Veterans Celebration.

Klein, a Pittsburgh native, served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La during the 1946 atomic bomb testing in the South Pacific at Bikini Island.

After graduating from SRU, Klein spent more than 60 years in education as a teacher and administrator, including 22 years as a superintendent with the Glen Ridge (New Jersey) School District.