We remember Cary Klein (1954-2018)

In the summer of 2012 we received a direct Twitter message from Cary Klein who lived in Florida. He had found out that we were fellow Eva Cassidy fans and he asked us if we were interested in helping him to create an Eva Cassidy tribute account as a platform for Eva Cassidy fans to communicate about her music and her visual art. This was the beginning of the @EvaFanClub Twitter account. The 24th of January 2019 would have been Cary’s 65th birthday, but his family posted this message on his Facebook page:

‘Cary Edward Klein died on December 6th in Perrysburg, Ohio, at the age of 64. He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend Michele (Bensman) Klein, Arielle, nephew Michael, friends, along with many family members, and two password protected TV channels. Missing him also are his faithful feline companion Gypsy and grand dogs Courage and Abby. Cary had over 4,000 Twitter followers to poetically vent his vexing disillusionment regarding the devolving nuances over the state of public affairs in our country. An avid lover of science fiction, you would often find him watching reruns of Star Trek or Star Wars. Speaking of which, Cary is co-author of the little read but highly cited, Reform Torah. For those who knew him Cary always had to have the last word…’.

Cary Klein

Cary Klein

Cary practiced law for almost 30 years in West Palm Beach, where he specialized in trial work and specifically in the areas of criminal law, personal injury law and employment matters. Cary was truly a champion of the injured and employees and was a staunch advocate for the civil rights of the vulnerable. Cary was a zealous and noble advocate of our constitution and what is good and right. Cary graduated the State University of New York at Albany and then the Florida State University School of Law. After he worked in the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office, he joined his brother, Stuart and formed the law firm ‘Klein & Klein’ in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Cary’s last Facebook post was a clip by Eva Cassidy and the London Symphony Orchestra in a beautiful rendition of ‘Autumn Leaves’:

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