Alan Kleiman

Dr. Alan J. Kleiman

January 29, 1953 - December 16, 2020
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    Friday, December 18th, 2020 | 2:30pm
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2216 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218


Dr. Alan J. Kleiman, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at the age of 67. He is survived by his beloved daughters Lauren Kleiman, Marni Rommel, and Allison Pitlyuk, sons-in-law Bart Rommel and David Pitlyuk, his brother, Mark (Rona) Kleiman, his adored grandchildren, Dylan and Wyatt Rommel, Alivia and Noa Pitlyuk, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and his patients. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Deborah G. Kleiman (nee Glass) and his parents Albert and Shirley Kleiman.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 2:30pm. Interment Beth Tfiloh - 5800 Windsor Mill Rd. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to WYPR-FM to help support The Stoop, one of Alan’s favorite pieces of Baltimore.
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Harriet and Mike Friedman

Posted at 11:27am
Dear Lauren, Marni and Alison,
I am so sad to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man, always with a smile on his face. We hope all your wonderful memories of your parents will help you through this tough time. Love, Harriet & Mike Friedman

Stuart Kramer

Posted at 10:25pm
Lauren, Marni & Allison—
Again, Carol & so were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. As I mentioned during the shiva, Alan was one of our “gang of six” in podiatry school who stood by each other during thick & thin. We studied together, ate lunch together almost everyday, prepped each other for tests and socialized together on the weekends. It made the stress & rigorous years of school so much more fun. Your Dad was known for his easy going nature, his warmth & his generosity. I’ll always remember that when I opened my practice in Northern Virginia (a couple of years after your father had already started his practice because I had been in the Army for 3 years), your Dad gave me all of his office forms to serve as templates for the ones I would use in my office. So for my 35+ years of practice, all of my “Welcome to the Office” forms, Consent Forms, Post-op forms, patient instructional forms were courtesy of your Dad’s generosity so many years prior. He had a big heart & a smile to match. One more quick story: When we were in school, Carol, myself & your Mom & Dad we’re driving in the evening from Philly to Williamsburg to attend a medical conference. In those days, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge outside of DC was a draw bridge. When we got to the bridge it started to open for a boat & got stuck in the up position. We were there for hours waiting for them to fix it. We missed dinner & were getting really hungry. In the midst of us grumbling about “starving to death” I remember your Dad without missing a beat went to the trunk of the car & brought out a big tin and said: “ Debi, I’m sure glad I told you to make those chocolate chip cookies for me yesterday”. It was the best dinner we could have ever had! I’ll always have great memories of your parents & the fun times we had together. Both such warm, wonderful people.

Sandi Block

Posted at 10:14pm
Dear Lauren, Marni, Ali and families,
Again, we are so sorry about your Dad's passing. His funeral and virtual shiva tonight were very heartwarming, hearing all about such a great and funny guy, which of course we already knew. He was a wonderful man with lots of stories. We were glad we were able to hear you speak about him during the funeral and from his family and friends tonight. We have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad, all that bring a smile to my face. I think about Debs all the time and wish I could still call her with a great story I just know she would love! As many others have already mentioned, you had wonderful parents and know you will carry them with you forever. They are now together and just maybe your Mom is catching up on all the gossip. We love you, Sanners and Rich

Amy Katzenberg Harris

Posted at 03:03pm
I’m so very sorry for the loss of Alan. He was such a warm, kind and dear man with his wonderful big smile. May he RIP with Debbi.

wendy fishbein

Posted at 06:04am
So sorry for your loss. His super friendly smile made me feel special.

Esther and Steve Rauseo

Posted at 08:51pm
Your dad was a a very special man, and we can’t tell you how much we are going to miss him. When we were together he always talked about what you girls were up to and his grandchildren always with a smile and a joke. One of my favorite memories is when my daughter had an ingrown toe nail and it was killing her and your mom saying to me just bring her over and let Alan look at it so we came over and Alan took her toe nail off right in his kitchen Another memory of Alan is coming to my Friendsgiving dinners every year with 2 pies from his favorite bakery and playing LCR which he loved .My heart breaks for you girls but you have such wonderful memories which you shared with everyone at the funeral. RIP Alan, you and Debs have a special place in our heart❤️

Mary Jo Bowser

Posted at 12:26pm
My condolences to your family. I worked with Alan a long time. Rest in peace

Janice Bolten

Posted at 11:52am
Sending deepest condolences to you all. I watched the services and you girls spoke so lovingly and beautifully about your Dad. May he rest in peace with his Debbi.

Arlene Bekman

Posted at 09:14pm
My heartfelt prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. I remember your parents from my years at Summit Park and the numerous times I would run into them. Your parents are now together knowing that all three of their girls have grown up as responsible adults.

Rosa Applefeld

Posted at 08:22pm
Dear Lauren, Marni and Ali,
I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

Dizza Levy

Posted at 07:27pm
I have known Debi and Alan since 10th grade and during my early college days,
Alan drove me home before I had a car.
I saw him recently and he still kept that smile and joke telling even through his poor health. I am saddened that both your parents are gone, but I hope they are reunited forever in the hereafter!

Lynn Berger

Posted at 06:14pm
Dear Alan's Girls, I lived next door to your grandparents Shirley and Albert and that
is where I met your dad. Always smiling and totally in love with his three little girls. Of course, your grandparents felt the same way. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keep the wonderful memories close to your heart.

Donna Feldman Davis

Posted at 03:18pm
Girls, I remember around 1976-77, your parents invited me to visit them (I think it was Philly, but not sure). It was the first time I'd ever traveled by myself! I think I trained there. I felt so grown up! It was a perfect weekend. My other favorite memory is picking up my girls from your house when they were babies. Your mom made them a bed and had everything they needed- I never had to schlep the diaper bag because you had everything they could possibly need! Yours was a home full of love and love. Any time I popped over-there was a house full of young people, food and laughter! You girls are lucky to have each other to lean on. I'm truly so sorry for your loss.

Steve Sattler

Posted at 03:17pm
To the Kleiman Family, please accept my condolences on the passing of my friend from many years ago. Deb, Alan and I knew each other from Pikesville HS. We were in a few classes together, and I remember taking a few breaks from High Holiday services at the Greenspring Temple by going back to Alan's house and watching the World Series some years or just sitting around having some fun. I got to know Deb and Alan even better when I shared an apartment with Alan at College Park during our second year. One of my fond memories was Alan and I going to see 2001 Space Odyssey when it was first released. Alan was always fond of my Mom's meatball sauce which I brought back after visiting home. Like too many friends from that time, we lost touch when I moved to Boston to go to college right after my Dad died. Although we ran into each other a few times over the years, it wasn't until Alan visited us after my Mom had passed away. An old friend walked back through the door that day out of the blue. That meant so much to me. After seeing the notice in the paper today, I was so saddened to learn the news. It also brought back a rush of fond memories, brought a smile to my face remembering the old times, and leads me again to express my sorrow on our loss.

Ron Goldstein

Posted at 02:25pm
Dear Kleinman Family,
I was saddened to hear of Alan's passing. He was my neighbor in New Jersey from 1974-78 and we carpooled to Podiatry school for years. Spent our Saturday evenings at his apartment watching the original Saturday Night Live shows with Alan and Debbie and Sunshine (beagle). He taught me one very important lesson in life and that was to smile at everyone I meet. I recall all the times carpooling when people would cut us off, or flip us the bird and Alan would just look out the car window and smile at them. He was the most even keeled person I ever met. Although we have not spoken in years I will always remember his kind heard nature. My deepest condolences to his family.
Ron Goldstein

Lynn Isaac

Posted at 02:17pm
To the Kleiman family. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I grew up with Alan on Hal Circle. I have very good memories of those days. Like everyone else has stated he always had a smile on his face. He was a sweet, kind man. Keep those beautiful memories in your heart forever. Rest in Peace

Brooke Clement

Posted at 02:10pm
My Sisters,
I don't have the appropriate words to express my broken heart for you. Your Dad was like a second Dad to me. I have such wonderful memories of our time together growing up. His smile...his amazing jokes....his selflessness....his kindness....his willingness to let me tag along on family trips and movie Sunday's. He was just an incredible person who I will forever be grateful for in my life. Alan and Debbie were two of the most amazing people. They are now back together conversing about how they raised three of the loveliest women. I will miss him. I am sending you my deepest sympathy and strength. I love you so much and am incredibly sorry for your loss.

Bruce Ackerman

Posted at 01:04pm
Lauren, Marni and Allison
I met your dad in the fall of 1974 at Podiatry School in my hometown of Philadelphia. We became fast friends. He and your mom came over to my family's home many times for dinner and vice versa. I also introduced your dad to Philly cheesesteaks as that was my families business in our luncheonette in South Philadelphia. In the summer of 1978, after he had gotten his degree from PCPM i accompanied him to Dallas Texas. He got a Uhaul and attached it to his cutlass supreme, picked me up at my home and we drove down together to Dallas. In the last couple of years i went down with my brother and met your dad at Mamie's restaurant and then over to Ripken stadium.
I know he was struggling with his health but he never complained and he never lost that smile which i first saw back in 1974. he was a great guy, a true and trusted friend. My deepest condolences to you and all of your family.

Janet and David Cohen

Posted at 01:00pm
Dear Kleiman family,
As many have said his ever present smile was contagious. Rarely would one hear an unkind thought utter from his lips. He will be sorely missed by all his friends, family. colleagues and patients. May his memory be a blessing.

Brenda Shlian

Posted at 12:36pm
Dear Lauren, Marni and Allison,
Barry and I are so sorry about your loss. Your Mom and Dad were wonderful neighbors . We alway enjoyed being with them and watching the three of you grow-up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Brenda and Barry Shlian

Lauren Brenner Corwin

Posted at 11:36am
Dear Lauren, Marni and Ali, I have such fond memories of spending time at your house and in the neighborhood as a kid. I'm so sorry for your loss. I used to love when your dad drove me and Lauren to school when we were little because he had the funniest jokes that still pop into my head every once in a while and I still laugh. May his memory be for a blessing. I'm thinking of you. Love, Lauren Brenner Corwin

Edward Orman

Posted at 10:50am
Alan is one of my oldest friends and a dear colleague as we were residents together in 1979. When he opened his office in Hamden, my wife was one of his first patients. I'll always remember the ever lasting smile. No matter how dire the circumstances, Alan always had The Smile. I know these last few years were rough with your health. Rest in peace my friend. You will surely be missed!

Susan Dashoff Propper

Posted at 10:24am
Dear Mark and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Alan. Our fond memories of his warmth and humor will always come to mind as will our thoughts of Debbi and Alan and their love for one another and their family. Sending heartfelt condolences to each of you at this most difficult time. The Dashoff Family

Brian Sanderoff

Posted at 10:24am
I was so very sorry to hear about your a Dad. I met him when I was a pharmacy student working at Chestnut Pharmacy in Hampden in 1983, and we had stayed in touch ever since. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Rheta Schloss

Posted at 10:14am
Lauren,Allison and Marnie, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful Dad. May it be a comfort that he is now with your beloved mom. They were both so special and loved you . I never saw your dad without that sweet smile on his face . He will be looking over your shoulders. Love, Rheta

Diane Lieberman

Posted at 10:12am
Dear Lauren, Marni and Ali,
So very sorry for your loss. I'm sure you have so many memories of love and laughter and I hope these memories will help ease the sadness.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Posted at 10:11am

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy, lay leaders and members offer their condolences to the family of Dr. Alan J. Kleiman.  We hope that you are comforted by warm memories and support of family, friends and community.  
May his memory be forever a blessing.

Michele and Eric Weisbrot

Posted at 09:54am
Dear Lauren, Marni and Ali,
So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing him and talking about all our kids. He and your Mom were a very special couple. We hope the wonderful memories you hold in your heart will be a source of comfort in these difficult days.

Arleen Harrison Kessler

Posted at 09:48am
Dear Lauren, Marni and Allison. I am sorry for your loss. Reading the information on your father he sounds like a person I surely would have liked to know. I saw in the information that he was the son of Shirley and Al Kleiman. I believe we are related. My name is Arleen Harrison Kessler. I was born and raised in Baltimore. My mother was Elsie Foss. She was the daughter of Stella and Louis Foss. I believe we are related on my Grandmother's side. Was Shirley the daughter of Cousin Annie Feldman? I'm trying to remember your grandparents and what I am remembering were two wonderful people. Full of fun and love. I can see that those qualities passed down to their son. Feel free to contact me at

Ellen Glass

Posted at 09:34am
Dear Lauren,Marni,and Ali,I met your Dad when I was 15.I was married to your Uncle Michael.We had so many great times together with your Mom.Such a welcoming family.Your Dad always had the contagious smile.We always had funny stories to tell each other.I know he is with the love of his life,your Mom.He will be truly be missed.

Amy & Howard Mazer

Posted at 08:32am
Ali, Marni and Lauren.....We are saddened to learn that your dad has passed. He will always be remembered for his kindness, his warm smile and his genuine love for and devotion to his family and friends. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Denise and Fred Silverstein

Posted at 08:29am
Dear Lauren, Marni, and Allison,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. When I think of Alan, I always picture his wonderful smile. He always was so kind. I remember when our Allison used to babysit for you, your dad always gave her a $2 bill. She loved getting them. He always made people feel special. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and I’m sure grandfather. He will be missed.

Jill and Roy Bordenick

Posted at 07:30am
We are saddened to hear of your loss and pray that your Dad is no longer suffering is at peace. Your Dad touched many lives and his love for his children and grandchildren made his life so full. Hoping you can find comfort in all the beautiful memories.

Mark Himelfarb

Posted at 07:12am
Lauren, Allison & Marnie,
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you believe as I do, take comfort that Alan and Debbie’s souls are now as one and at peace.

Jamie Miller

Posted at 07:00am
IAli, Lauren and Marni
Your father’s smile was contagious as was his kindness . May the memories you shared get you through this very difficult time. My sincere condolences.

Arlene Hidalgo

Posted at 06:52am
Lauren Marnie and Allison
I’m so sad to hear about your dad.A loving husband to your dear mom and a great father and grandfather to all of you. May your memories of him bring you comfort in your heart .Sending all of you our condolences and love .
Arlene and Chris Hidalgo

Jo Ann Kotik

Posted at 11:45pm
Dear Lauren, Marnie & Allison,
I am so sad to hear of your dad's passing. He was one in a million for sure. I want you to remember his deep devotion to your mom and each one of you and know that a very special couple showed you what real love and respect is. Knowing you all as teens and watching you grow into wonderful, kind and caring adults is the proof that they got it right. May his memory be a blessing.

Mike and Maxine Lestner

Posted at 11:29pm
Lauren, Marni and Ali,
We send our deepest condolences to all of you. Your father was one of a kind. When he came into a room his smile lit up the room. May you cherish your many memories you have had with him.

Marc D Grossblatt

Posted at 11:21pm
Marni and Allison,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts go to your whole family during this tough time.

Diane Macklin

Posted at 10:30pm
Your dad was an extra special, caring & truly lovely person that will never be forgotten. When my dad was ill for years he would visit the house to see him and always had a smile and great sense of humor. Alan dearly loved his family and I’m thinking of you all & praying that the memories you shared will bring you comfort at this most difficult time and in days ahead. ❤️

Roberta Garfield-Sachs

Posted at 10:28pm
I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your Dad. I know how special he was and how much he will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May his memory be a blessing.

Barbara Jacobi

Posted at 09:52pm
Dearest Ali, Lauren and Marni,

I have so many fun and funny memories of both your parents and stories that punctuate many stages of my life. I met your parents when I was 24 and they were immediately friends for life. I remember Ali and Alex at camp age 4 or 5, and Debbie offered me her hand me downs and we bonded over all we had in common. Your father was always madly in love with your Mom and she with him. Your father with his easygoing manner and quick wit was always a person who gave you his undivided attention and he was a gentleman with kind manners and a wonderful bedside manner. The times I saw him as a Podiatrist were some of the funniest and most memorable Dr. appointments I’ve ever experienced. Alan was a joy to know and a friend to all. The greatest joy for your Dad’s life was you girls and his beautiful grandkids. You were his greatest achievement in a lifetime of wonderful accomplishments. You have known the greatest love and it is my prayer for you all that you will be comforted by the laughter and joyous memories of the home your parents made, paving the way for all the beauty you create in your lives each and every day.
May your father be eternally blessed.



Marlene and Howard Appelbaum

Posted at 09:35pm
Our family was so saddened to learn of Alan's passing. We lived across from the Kleimans for many years on Burdock Road, and our children often played together. They were wonderful neighbors and they could not had have been friendlier or more hospitable. Alan always had that engaging smile and had a kind word to say. May his memory be a blessing to Lauren, Marni, Allison, and their families and may he rest in peace.

Wendy, Barry and Lori Isaac

Posted at 09:28pm
Lauren, Marni and Ali,

We send our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved father, Alan. He was such a sweet and kind man who loved his family. We are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

With Love,
Wendy, Barry and Lori Isaac

Cindy and David Kleiman

Posted at 08:30pm
Lauren, Marni and Ali,
We are very sorry for the loss of your father. David has wonderful memories of doing girls softball with him for many years. May his memory comfort all of you

Bonnie Weinstein

Posted at 08:05pm
Dearest Marni, Ali and Lauren: my heart overflows with sadness with the passing of your Dad. I know how special he was to the three of you. He participated from kindergarten through elementary school, going on school trips and being class mother! He was such a kind gentle man. You have beautiful memories of both him and your mom to carry you through this most difficult time. ❤️

Brian Kashan

Posted at 07:34pm
Alan was one of the first people to befriend me when I moved to Baltimore to do my residency in 1981. He remained a good friend and colleague ever since. When you think of Alan, the first thing that comes to mind is his constant smile. He saw the humor in life and always was positive. My deepest condolences to all his family, who he loved so deeply. I will miss him. Rest in peace my friend.

Maxine and Michael Blume

Posted at 07:22pm
Lauren, Marni, and Allison,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Alan was so much fun, and always so positive. We always looked forward to catching up and seeing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jodie Epstein

Posted at 07:04pm
I am very sorry on the loss of your beloved father. He was such a nice guy. May all of your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time ❤️

Marci and Paul Turer

Posted at 06:53pm
When we think of Alan the first thing that comes to mind is his everlasting smile We are so sorry for you that he is gone But hissmile is everlasting

Anne & Steve King

Posted at 06:40pm
Lauren, Marni, Allison and family, We are so sorry to hear about Alan. What a sweet guy. Always had a smile on his face and a hug. I know the past few years have been difficult for him and all of you but now he can be with his Debbi. We hope your wonderful memories of your dad will help your hearts heal in these difficult days.

Jimmy the mover

Posted at 06:15pm
He was an awesome man just like his father love them guys

Marti and Art Kovens

Posted at 06:11pm
Lauren, Marni, and Allison:
We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. He and your mom were always such wonderful people and wonderful neighbors. Alan always had a smile and a good word for everyone. We will miss him and hope that his memory will always be a blessing.

Covenant Guild, Inc.

Posted at 05:49pm
The officers and members of Covenant Guild, Inc. deeply regrets the passing of Dr. Alan Kleiman. Dr. Kleiman was the husband of our member, the late Debbi Kleiman. We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Sherrie and Carl Polsky

Posted at 05:26pm
Dear Lauren, Marni , Allison and family,
We were so sorry to learn about the loss of your dad.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


Posted at 05:17pm
I remember the very day I met Alan at his parents’ house. It was the summer of 1968 at their pool and I was among a group of people including Debbi, who would later become his wife. We were young teenagers then, but he was a big, robust guy who was a wrestler in school. He was very charming that day, putting his arm around each of the girls and getting close to us. He was thoroughly enjoying himself. I thought him good-looking and very warm, getting close but not inappropriately. I liked him immediately. But I went on a trip that summer, only to return to find he and Debbi already an item. I remember being disappointed by that but soon considered them a couple and a friend. He remained that friendly and close to me throughout his life. He was such a decent guy that if he ever had a harsh word to say about somebody, no one ever heard it. My father got to know him and even saw him as a patient. Once, after a long conversation with Alan about a myriad of subjects, my father found him to be a very pleasant guy and became quite fond of him. Our last conversations did not center on politics as they had, but more about his life and his philosophies. I got the impression that he felt his life ebbing away. He spoke lovingly of his daughters, and I could see that they were a great joy and pride to him. I will miss him throughout my life. Remembered joy can break the heart but who, even on the darkest day, would choose to have missed the joy.

jeffrey dahne

Posted at 05:14pm
Our condolences on the loss of your father. He will be missed here at Ruxton Towers. The staff at Ruxton.

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