Peter Klein of Weehawken, New Jersey, was a victim of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. He was a dynamic, jovial person who loved family activities in both the United States and Mexico.
Raised in Salt Point, Peter attended Pleasant Valley Schools, and Arlington High School where he actively participated in Marching Band and Wind Ensemble. He served as an Altar Boy at St. Stanislaus Church for many years. He also volunteered at the Pleasant Valley Library, teaching computer courses during the summer months of his high school years. During this time, he was an avid canoeist, and participated in many whitewater races. He graduated from Clarkson University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics. In January of 2001, he was granted a patent from the United States Patent Office for a Method and System for compiling source code containing natural language instructions. Peter played volleyball as a member of the New York Urban Professional Athletic League for many years. Peter enjoyed flying, and was pursuing his pilot’s license. He flew his first solo flight this summer. At the time of his death, Peter was working for MARSH, Inc. as a computer-programming consultant.
On August 12, 2000, Peter married his soul mate, Maria Lorena Briones in Monterrey, Mexico.
Peter is survived by Lorena; his parents, Hans and Ruth Klein; his paternal grandmother, Maria Klein; three sisters, Lisa Jiardini of Madison, Wisconsin; Anne Pelto of New Orleans, Louisiana; and Diana Klein of Salt Point; his nephew, Anton Pelto of New Orleans; seven aunts and uncles, Rosa Newman of Wappinger Falls; Rosmarie and Donald Gross of Hornell, New York; Henry Klein of LaGrangeville; Peter Klein of Indianapolis, Indiana; Thomas and Christine Amman of Kingston, Washington; and many cousins.