October 25, 1924 ~ November 14, 2002
At his home, Nov. 14, 2002, Edward A. Kluck, 78, of 291 Broadway, Hamden, husband of Barbara Lowell Kluck, father of Nancy B. Kluck of Chester, CT, Judith K. Peters of Acton, MA, Joan K. Bub of Strykersville, NY and Peter E. Kluck of Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa and brother of Laddie K. Gorski of Atascadero, CA. Also survived by six grandchildren. Predeceased by an infant son, Edward A. Kluck, Jr. He was born in Shelton, CT, Oct. 25, 1924 son of the late Edward J. and Stepha Bernal Kluck. Served as a bomber pilot during WW II in the US Air Force and fought in several battles including New Guinea, Southern Philippines and the Western Pacific and received numerous medals and citations. He was a UCONN graduate and worked as a self-employed furrier. His memberships included Environment/2000: CT's Environmental Plan Advirsory Board 1987-91, DEP Citizen's Advisory Council 1990-02, River's Advisory Committee 1989-92 and the Housatonic Fly Fisherman's Assoc. where he was a founding member. He was an avid fly fisherman. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Mon., Nov 18 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment with full mititary honors at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sun. 3 - 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust, PO Box 5660, Augusta, ME 04332.