Alan George Klein
December 25, 1939 – June 24, 2020
Alan George Klein, age 80, known to many as “Ho-Ho” or “Par” passed away June 24, 2020 at his home with his loving family.
Par was born December 25, 1939 in New York to Morris and Pearl (Predmest) Klein.
He was employed for 25 years as a technical writer with Hewlett Packard beginning in Palo Alto California and transferring to Fort Collins, CO.
Par met and fell in love with Karin Rehnke, they eloped and were married on September 12, 1990.
Looking for a place to call home and wanting a farm like location they purchased five acres at the corner of 9th Ave and Airport Road in Longmont in January of 1991 and named it Glen Oaks Farm. Here Karin, “Miss Sam” as she was known to her many students and families, created Glen Oaks Farm preschool, a magical place of learning and fun. Par was an integral part of the preschool, interacting with the children and providing support to Miss Sam.
On the north side of Glen Oaks Farm, Par planted trees and had a special quiet place where he would do tai chi meditation and yoga for his spiritual well-being.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Irwin Klein.
Par is survived by his wife Karin “Miss Sam” Rehnke, four children Benjamin Klein, Nikolai Klein, Shanti Cruddas and Sadie Fox and seven grandchildren Jacob, Isaac, Leah, Torren, Illana, Jack and Hazel.
No services will be held. To honor Pars spirit plant a tree, preferably a fruit variety or contribute to TRU Hospice Care. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com
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Alan George Klein
July 9, 2020
Dear Miss Sam,
I am so so sorry for your loss. You and Par created the happiest and most loving place with Glen Oaks. Thank you for teaching me to love, play, be creative and be kind. Par made such a wonderful and significant impact on all of us and he will be missed dearly.
July 3, 2020
Par, "HoHo" to my children, Will forever be in our hearts. My kids secretly thought they knew Santa Claus, as each year HoHo would deliver gifts at Christmas time to the preschoolers. I will always remember the year Chase and the other littles in preschool became intrigued with Par's Tai Chi. So Ho Ho decided to teach them. I believe he even bought a book about Tai Chi for children. At the end of the school year the kids put on a Tai Chi demonstration. Wonderful magical memories.
July 2, 2020
For the years Susan and I brought out kids, Rory and Liam, to the farm I saw a lot of Par. So soft spoken and etherial, I believed Par to be the tree or forest spirit whose mission was to enchant the children who daily visited his property. He was the keeper of the grounds which in my estimate were sacred as they were there for the kids. I'm sad I never got to know Par better as I've always seen him as a kind, kindred spirit, an educator.
July 1, 2020
We knew Par through the Glen Oaks Farm Preschool which Griff attended for 2 years. Children trusted and cared for Par as they fed chickens, planted the garden, and learned to love nature. Par had a gift of connecting with children through his quiet spirit of caring. Rest in peace.
Love, Griffin, Patty and Marc Tanenbaum
Haleh Nekoorad Long
June 28, 2020
We knew Par as HoHo! Many good memories of those days with Mrs. Sam at the preschool. My dad used to meditate with Par in his sanctuary out back. Sweet sweet man. He will be missed. Love to you all. Haleh, Jon and Angela