James S. Clouse - September 17, 2010

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 COEYMANS – James S. Clouse, 79, entered eternal life Friday, September 17, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn. James was born in Coeymans son of the late Salvador and Sarah Pascuzzi Clouse. He was an US Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War. Jim was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 197 for 53 years and had served as President and Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer. He was also a member of the Coeymans Fire Dept. and the Ravena VFW Post 9594.
Survivors include his wife Judith VanDeloo of Coeymans; children, Salvadore Clouse and his partner Laurie Wellman of Bar Harbor, ME, James W. Clouse of Coeymans, Matthew W. Clouse of Clifton Park and Catherine M. Clouse of New York City; sisters, Virginia Douglas of Rockhill, SC, Mary Jane Fabian of East Greenbush, Julia Clouse of Oakland, CA, Margaret Clouse of Colonie and Esther Rappold of Colonie; sister-in-law, Kathleen Valentino of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren, Isabella, Graydon and Joseph; and many nieces and nephews. James was predeceased by his sisters Rose Farinelli, Susan Hansen and brothers Joseph and Peter Clouse.
Funeral services will be held 9 AM Tuesday, September 21st at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 4 to 8 PM.
Contributions in memory of James may be made to the Ravena Rescue Squad, PO Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143 or the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.