Stanley Klein

Stanley Klein

January 12th, 1928 April 10th, 2020

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Obituary for Stanley F. Klein

KLEIN, Stanley F. passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on April 10th, 2020. A private burial was held on April 15th, 2020. Born in Brooklyn NY and he resided in Somerville with is loving wife Frances Klein of 45 years. He leaves behind to a nephew, nieces, cousins and many friends. Stan initiated the Boston Prostate Cancer Support Group and Prostate Cancer Walk, which began in 2001. He will live on in the hearts of the many people he helped. Dir Winston Churchill once said “We make a living from what we get. We make a life from what we give.” That exemplified Stan. To send a message of condolence visit

From Stan's wife Frances:

My dear Stanley passed peacefully of heart failure on April 10, 2020. He was my loving husband of 45 years. Stan was the founder of the Boston Prostate Cancer Support Group, and later, the Boston Prostate Cancer Walk in 2001. He will live on in the hearts of the many people he helped. Sir Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living from what we get; we make a life by what we give." That exemplifies my Stan. Until we meet again. With all my love, Frances

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Carolyn Young and Frank Yulling

Dear Fran, Stan was a shining light of compassion and hope for so many of us affected by prostate cancer. The structure that both of you created was sorely needed, is deeply appreciated and will continue to provide help and guidance for men and their families who face this disease. Most of all we will miss his kindness and genuine caring for his fellow humans; the world was a better place with him in it.
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Amy Robinson

Dear Fran, I am so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. He was always such a cheerful presence in my childhood, I will always remember him fondly. What truly makes me happy is what a wonderful partner he was to you. I wish you peace during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing to you. Love, Amy
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Moss Kahler

Stan's simple advice to me when I called him out of the blue five years ago steered me to a more favorable path in my journey with prostate cancer, "Before you do anything, consult with a medical oncologist. There is no need to rush into treatment. You have time." He then gave me the names of three doctors in the Boston area. Thank you, Stan, for helping so many men and their families afeter they have received a scarey diagnosis. You will be missed, but the mark you have made will last forever.
Comment | Posted at 03:10pm via Condolence

Kimberly Ardolino

It was such an honor to know Stan Klein and observe .his devotion and commitment to fighting Prostate cancer. His kind, knowledgable voice over the phone to a newly diagnosed patient helped alieve their fears and gave them a support line to call at anytime. Stanley helped save hundreds of lives and was renowned as being the voice behind the doctors at the hospital. Stan's sweet, kind nature made the many patients feel at ease and Stan always knew the latest treatments and was able share them with the patients. I will always remember his many kindnesses to my family and his devotion to his wife Frances. May he rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 12:37pm via Condolence

Denise Monks

Below is a copy of an email I sent out to the BIDMC Radiation Oncology group about Stan:
A true friend to the prostate cancer community died on April 10th of heart failure. I first met Stan Klein while working at Mt. Auburn hospital in the early 1990's. Stan would show up and leave information in the waiting room about the Prostate Cancer support group he started. This was before social media and Stan would leave information in the Rad Onc and Med Onc waiting rooms all over the city. He organized lectures with local prostate cancer experts for patients and those wanting the latest information about prostate cancer. Eventually, Stan organized the Prostate Cancer Walk to raise money for research. More important Stan was just a nice guy. He was always upbeat, with a smile and a warm greeting. There is a quote by Albert Schweitzer that sums up Stan for me:" The only one among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." Stan walked the walk and was a true mensch. Thanks, Denise Monks

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