September 11, 1949 - October 27, 2021
Calvin August Klein passed away on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at the age of 72. Calvin was the beloved husband of Deborah Thibodeaux Klein for 45 years. He was the beloved father of Shannon K. Bordes (David Bordes, Jr.), Kristen K. Chabreck (Cameron) and Calvin A. Klein, II (Nicholle), Calvin is also survived by his brother Keith A. Klein. Calvin was survived by 7 grandchildren: David, Chloe, Cameron, Cooper, Brody, Callie and Emry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Klein and Marion Theresa Delaune Klein. Calvin “Coach Cal” Klein was a New Orleans native that attended Redemptorist High School where he created lifelong friendships. Calvin graduated from Nichols State University with his bachelor’s in business administration and went on to become the successful owner of Calvin Klein Mobile Homes, a local landmark in Covington for 34 years. He served as the Commissioner and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Manufacturing Housing Association for 3 governors’ terms. In his spare time, Calvin dedicated his talents to coaching youth sports at Pelican Park. He enjoyed developing athletes’ skills, as well as, fostering relationships and mentoring those he coached. He was inducted into the Pelican Park Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016. Calvin was also a health-conscious fitness enthusiast that spent 6 days a week in the gym. He even competed in body building competitions before developing ALS. Calvin was blessed with vocal talent and had a passion for singing. He sang with the St. Timothy choir and local vocal ensemble. On Sundays, Calvin could be found cheering on his favorite NFL team, the New Orleans Saints, from his seat in the Super Dome or his sofa at home. Those who knew him well, regard Calvin as a friendly, generous, die-hard Saints and LSU baseball fan, as well as an avid supporter of Team Gleason. In his later years, Calvin could be found sporting an “ALS Sucks” pin on his lapel to help open the conversation about his disability and bring awareness to ALS. Most importantly, Calvin was a devoted family man and faithful follower of Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Calvin’s memory to Team Gleason Foundation, via their website at teamgleason.org or by mail at Team Gleason Foundation, PO Box 24493, New Orleans, LA 70184. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM with visitation beginning at 4:00 PM until service time. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Fleur-de-lis Center, 1645 N. Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 7471 immediately following the service. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2280 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433 at a later date. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
Calvin August Klein passed away on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at the age of 72. Calvin was the beloved husband of Deborah Thibodeaux Klein for 45 years. He was the beloved father of Shannon K. Bordes (David Bordes, Jr.), Kristen K. Chabreck... View Obituary & Service Information
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