Raymond L. Clouse of Barryville, retired owner of Clouse Brothers General Store in Barryville and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, January 25, 1999 in Mercy Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 79.
Son of the late Frederick and Emma Clouse, he was born January 7, 1920 in Barryville. He was married for 56 years to Elsie Parker Clouse, who died January 6, 1997. He was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church, of Shohola Local Retired Postmasters Auxiliary, National League of Postmasters Auxiliary, Town of Highland Lions Club and the A.A.R.P.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Eleanora Palmer and Hazel Iasiello, both of Barryville and Shirley Scarano of Crystal River, FL; a brother-in-law, William H. Parker, Jr. of Canajoharie, NJ; also many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by a son, R. Bryon Clouse in 1965; and a brother, Joseph Clouse.
Friends may call at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97 Barryville on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 a .m. Lions Club services are at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be on Thursday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA with Rev. Michael Guinnan officiating.
Burial will be in the Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R. Bryon Clouse Scholarship Fnd, c/o Eldred Central School, Eldred, NY 12732 or St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA 18458.