February 12, 2004 by

Marvin E. Klein

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Categories: Medicine, Musicians

Dr. Marvin E. Klein, a dermatologist who developed 45 skin care products, died on Jan. 29 from lung cancer. He was 67.
A native of Detroit, Klein dropped out of high school and joined the Marines so he could play the clarinet in the Marine Band. When the military realized he was underage, however, the government shipped him home.
Klein attended night school and won a full scholarship to the University of Michigan for undergraduate and medical school. He set up his practice in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and treated dermatology patients for more than 40 years.
During the course of his career, Klein also patented skin care products used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in more than 30 countries. Utilizing skin care agents based on the amino acids that occur naturally in skin, Klein created exfoliating masks, clay peels, moisturizing creams and cleansers.
His love for music also never waned. In the 1970s and ’80s, Klein served as the principal clarinetist of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra.

One Response to Marvin E. Klein

  1. Jennifer Van Buren

    Papa Bear,
    Missing you is like no pain endured, memories of you are priceless and treasured.
    We shared many years together – apart, engaged, and married, it didn’t matter because our love always carried.
    Through thick and thin we stayed together and we always survived the stormy weather.
    It’s hard to believe you’re no longer here, but my comfort is knowing you have no more fear.
    Knowing you’re safe, at peace, and rest, I want you to know that you were the BEST.
    I love and adore you Marvin Klein, and I only wish we had more time.
    You have a special home in my heart, whenever I’m sad I go there, and know even death can’t keep us apart.
    Thank you my angel for taking me in and loving me like I was kin.
    My peace comes from knowing we shared something true, beautiful, rare, and knowing that you died knowing in your heart how I cared.
    Until we meet again Papa Bear, know I love, adore you, and treasure the time we shared.
    No one can take this away from me, and I thank God that you’re HOME and finally FREE.
    From the bottom of my heart I miss you so much and wish you were here for me to touch.
    If I had a chance to say good bye, I would tell you I wish you hadn’t died.
    Your Golden One (Jen)

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