John Matthew Klein IV, 38, of Philadelphia, a teacher in the city's public school system for 10 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, of melanoma at a hospice of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Klein and Donna Geddes were married eight years ago at the Franklin Institute.
His family said Mr. Klein was a devoted father and loved to share his love of the outdoors with his children. When his daughter, Julia, now 4, was 2, he took her boating on Lake Nockamixon. Later, he took her camping.
Mr. Klein worked for 10 years as a special-education teacher at Esperanza Academy, a charter school in the Hunting Park section of the city. An avid runner, he founded and coached the school's cross-country team. He continued to foster the team after he was diagnosed with cancer in July 2011.