Douglas F. Klosen, 69
Boylston – Douglas F. Klosen, 69, of Boylston, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester after a short bout with cancer.
He leaves his wife of 45 years, Carol (Madeja) Klosen, and his sons, David Klosen and Christopher Klosen and his wife, Darlene. A son, Stephen Klosen, died in 2004. He also leaves his daughter-in-law, Susan Klosen; his grandchildren, Lillian, Alexander, Kayla and Scott; his mother, Irene Klosen; his siblings, Daniel Klosen and Janet Mudrzynski; and two nieces.
Born in Batavia, N.Y. and raised in South Alabama, N.Y., he was the son of Irene and the late Harold Klosen. He graduated in 1956 from Oakfield- Alabama High School in New York and in 1960 from Alfred University with a degree in ceramic engineering. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Field Artillery, stationed in Germany, and had lived in Boylston for the last 15 years.
Mr. Klosen held various sales and managerial positions for the former Norton Co., Carborundum Corp. and Weaver Materiel. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He was an active member of St. Mary of the Hills Church in Boylston and enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and playing bridge.
A funeral mass was celebrated July 19 from St. Mary of the Hills Church in Boylston, with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough directed arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Grandchildren's Scholarship Fund, c/o Carol Klosen, 122 Warren St., Boylston, MA 01505 or to the Salvation Army, 640 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608.
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