OBITUARY

Justin Thomas Klein

April 1, 1980July 18, 2021

Justin Thomas Klein, born April 1, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, passed away on July 18, 2021 in Queens, New York. Beloved son of Rosemary and Dennis Wallace, and big brother to Kris, Devin, Suzanne and Kathleen. Justin grew up in Medford and Shoreham where he found his true calling as an artist. After honing his craft in graffiti, he matured into a prolific painter and tattooist with a distinct style rooted in his love for street art. He was also deeply passionate about the communal power of art, regularly organizing events that brought people together and provided opportunities for fellow artists to showcase their work.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, July 30th from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Home: 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope House Ministries: 1 High Street, Port Jefferson, New York. 11777.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Memorial Services

    Monday, August 2, 2021

Memories

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Rory Hoy

August 2, 2021

When I first came to the states I was placed in care with Justin. At 13 he gave me my first tattoo with a needle and thread he introduced me to wild style graffiti and we got into alot of stuff lol....but more than that he was my friend..I'll miss you brother.my sincere condolences to your family..you gained your wings now fly high

Kris Klein

August 1, 2021

My family and I thank everyone for their touching words about Justin. Regarding the small memorial service we're holding to see him off at 3pm tomorrow, I want to avoid any confusion by confirming the address for those attending... the service will be held at the Mount Sinai Friary, address below, not at the Port Jefferson address listed in the original obituary--that's where donations can be sent in lieu of flowers.

Memorial Service for Justin Klein
Monday, August 2 @ 3pm
Hope House, 48 Old Post Road, Mount Sinai 11766

Thanks again and God Bless,
Kris

Angela Framolaro

July 26, 2021

Justin was a talented and caring person. I had the pleasure of meeting him when my sister jen worked with him at saigon in coram.Justin did my first tattoo and I was super nervous but he made me feel so comfortable and he did a amazing job.I am so sad to hear about his passing.Justin did matching tattoos for me and my mom and sister for my moms breast cancer battle.He wanted to do something for her battle and it was also her first tatoo.Now we dont only share the tattoo meaning about my mom but now everytime we look at out tattoos we will think of u justin.I pray u are at ease now.I pray for ur family amd friends.Gone to soon but never will be forgotten rip .🙏🙏🙏

Kelly Greene

July 26, 2021

When he was 20 years old I asked Justin to do a painting for my home in Los Angeles. The painting he made for me hangs above the mantle in my living room. Many visitors to my home over the last 21 years have admired and complimented it. Justin found his artistic calling early in life. He was passionate about it and kept getting better and better at it--the mark of a true artist.

Marion Hansen

July 24, 2021

My beautiful talented nephew, you always made me smile. You are loved and will be missed I hope you are at peace.

Erik Hansen

July 24, 2021

Justin was my first best friend..my cousin..and like a brother to me. Is laugh was the best and always made me laugh with him❤

Maureen Cloonan

July 23, 2021

Justin was an incredibly kind and gentle person beneath the tough, tattooed exterior. I consider myself very lucky to have been able to call him both family and friend. Justin will be missed and his mark on the world will not soon be forgotten. Sending all my love to those who loved Justin.