Bookhout Funeral Home

357 Main St Po Box 612, Oneonta, NY


Debra A. Klein

December 11, 1952May 3, 2019

Debra A. Klein, 66, of Otego passed away peacefully Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 11, 1952, in Delhi to the late Morris and Genevieve (Dorosky) Chichester. A life-long area resident, she married Richard Klein on July 16, 1995. Debra worked for the Unatego Central School District for over 30 years as a teaching assistant and as a bus driver. She loved the outdoors, mowing the lawn, as well as camping and fishing. Debra also had an artistic talent working with stained glass and painting in her spare time.

She is survived by her loving husband Richard Klein of Otego; her son Jason Berge (Laurie Burns) of Bloomville; her daughter Annie (Kelley) Judd of Fort Collins, CO; her son Aaron (Jesse) Berge of Otego; her 3 loving grandchildren, Seth Berge, Regan Berge and Kynlee Judd. Debra was predeceased by her brother Mark Chichester.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, N.Y. at which time the family will be in attendance.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Debra A. Klein will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Debra may be made to the Otego Volunteer Fire Department, 5 River Street, Otego, N.Y. 13825


  • Calling Hours Friday, May 10, 2019


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Clara Tan-Tam

May 10, 2019

I am sorry. Debra is an extraordinary warrior and kind person who shall be missed. A memorial contribution in memory of Debra was made to the Otego Volunteer Fire Department. I encourage more people to contribute.

Bernie Cleveland

May 10, 2019

Although I did not know Debra, many years ago I knew Morey and Genevieve. They were fine people and friends of my parents. I am sorry for your loss.

Ed Flaherty

May 6, 2019

On behalf of the South Kortright Central School Alumni Group, please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Sylvia Ackerson

May 6, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Annie and Jason and your families at this very sad time. Debi will always be remembered as a loving and caring person by all who knew her. Find comfort in knowing she is with her Mom & Dad and brother again. May she rest in peace.
With Love,
Sylvia Chichester Ackerson (cousin)

Linda Bickos

May 5, 2019

Dear Annie and Family,

I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing.
Sending prayers of comfort and condolences.

Tracey Sherwood

May 5, 2019

Our thoughts are with you ~ these out of sequence departures are the most difficult of all. Too soon...

Tracey & Maggie Sherwood

Jennifer Ruling

May 5, 2019

Deb was an amazing woman. There was nothing that she cared about more than her family. She always told me stories about all of you. We both laughed when she told me about the Christmas nerf war and always was telling me about what her precious grandchildren were up too. The games that was able to attend to watch Seth, and the funny things that Regan did, and all about her amazing adventures out to see Kinsley. She was so proud of all of you. She loved you all more than you ever will know. I know that she will always be with all of you, I hope you find peace in that. Sending lots of love. -Jen Ruling