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Clouser, Suzanne S.

Suzanne S. Clouser, 70, a longtime resident of Cheshire and wife of Calvin G. Clouser, died on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at her residence in McCormick, S.C. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. to the late Charles F. and Ina Englund Schmoyer.

Mrs. Clouser was a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and received her MBA from the University of Hartford. She served in many capacities with The Hartford and retired as vice-president. In 2006, she and her husband retired to Savannah Lakes Village where she became very involved. She served on various committees and was the former chairman of the finance committee. Mrs. Clouser became an avid golfer until health no longer allowed her to play.

Mrs. Clouser is survived by her husband of 53 years, Calvin; two daughters, Christa St. Pierre and her husband David of Sammamish, Wash. and Tamara Larson and her husband Jonathan of Cheshire, Conn.; a sister, Cynthia Cook of Vero Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Jade Larson, Nils Larson, Parker St. Pierre, Sawyer St. Pierre and Quinton Brown.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Clouser was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Lutheran Church By The Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Dr., McCormick, S.C., with the Rev. James F. Kinsler officiating. Memorial contributions, in memory of Mrs. Clouser may be sent to the ALS Association South Carolina Chapter, 7499 Park Lane Rd.–Suite 144, Columbia, SC 29223. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Clouser family.

Doolittle, Allan J.

Allan J. Doolittle, 61, of Cheshire, died on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Masonicare of Wallingford. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Anna Senkowski Doolittle of Cheshire, a sister Nancy Doolittle of Candor, N.Y., a brother William Doolittle of Indiana, and an uncle Robert Doolittle of Portland, Conn. He was born on Jan. 27, 1955 in Waterbury, was a graduate of Cheshire High School and had attended Central Methodist College in Missouri. Allan had been employed at an area manufacturing plant and at McDonald’s in Cheshire.

Funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Burial Ground. Friends may call Saturday prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m.

Rose,George Walter, Jr.

Mr. George Walter Rose, Jr. died on Thursday, May 18, 2016 in Rock Hill, S.C.

Born in New Haven, Conn., Mr. Rose was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Anne Fredrickson Rose; parents, George Walter Rose, Sr. and Alma Bumgardner; and his son, George Walter Rose, III. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Europe during WWII and was a member of Cheshire UMC in Cheshire, Conn. and India Hook UMC in Rock Hill.

Survivors include his daughter, Shirley Rose Brewerton (Dan) of Rock Hill; daughter-in-law, Susan Rose of Cheshire; grandchildren, Melinda Vanasse of Charlotte, N.C., Dawn Hood of Summerville, S.C., Janette Reeves of Kershaw, S.C., Craig Brewerton of Rock Hill, Elizabeth Rose of Meriden, Conn., and Kyle Rose of Cheshire; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Rose’s name to the American Heart Association.

Slone, Saul H.

Saul Harris Slone, age 99, formerly of New Milford, Conn. and Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center. He was the devoted husband of the late Marion “Babbee” (Lerner) Slone. Saul was born on June 10, 1916 in New Haven, son of the late Samuel and Ida Slonimsky.

Saul graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven and the UConn School of Pharmacy, and received his MA from Columbia University in Hospital Administration. He and his brothers owned and operated the Slone Pharmacy in New Milford. Later Saul served as Administrator of New Milford Hospital and he was a founding member of Temple Sholom in New Milford. Following his move out West, he pursued his career in the Art of Sculpture at Arizona State University.

He is survived by his three loving children, William Slone and his wife Barbara of Cheshire; Linda Schissler and her husband Henry of Milford; and Richard Slone and his wife Genie of Bridgewater; his cherished grandchildren, Amanda Slone, Gregory Slone, Erica Anderson, Michael Aronson, Jennifer Aronson, Eric Slone, Erin Slone-Gomez and Christopher Savulis; 12 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Benjamin Slone. Saul was predeceased by his brother, Julian Slone.

His family will celebrate his life privately. At the request of his family, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire has been entrusted with his arrangements. To leave condolences for his family or to share a story of Saul, please visit

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