John William Clouser

FALLS VILLAGE — John William Clouser, Sr., 68, of Falls Village, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington from complications stemming from a long illness.

Born on April 12, 1954, in Great Barrington, he was the son of Floyd A. Clouser, Sr. and Margaret R. (Winters) Clouser.

Throughout his life, John enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, horseshoes, and working on cars.

Before his retirement, he worked for many years at Specialty Minerals in Canaan, and Custom Extrusion in Sheffield, Massachusetts as well as multiple positions in southern Vermont, the Berkshires, and northwestern Connecticut.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife Nancy Clouser; his granddaughter Katherine Ketchen; and his sister Judy Kot.

He is survived by his two adult children, John Clouser (Ruth) of Ashley Falls, and Kimberly Ketchen (Christopher) of Lenox,  Massachusetts as well as four grandchildren — Caleb, Kaya, Charles “Jack”, and Henry. He also leaves three brothers Elsworth Clouser (Louise) of Nassau, New York, Floyd A. Clouser, Jr. (Lynn) of Sheffield, and William N. Clouser of Murphy, North Carolina; one sister Joyce M. Trudeau (Herman) of North Egremont; his former wife Cathy Fletcher (Keith) of Sheffield; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and extended relatives.

Calling hours will be on Monday, Oct. 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Finnerty and Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to Habitat for Humanity in care of Finnerty and Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family go to www.finnertyandstevens.com

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