Katherine Lindsay Nelson Odre, 74

Katherine Lindsay Nelson Odre (74) of New Canaan, CT passed away peacefully on May 27th, 2024. She spent her final days surrounded by her closest family and friends, before going home to celebrate with her Savior, Jesus Christ. While Kate’s absence has left a hole in our hearts, that void will be filled with an abundance of cherished memories of her and the positive spirit she brought into our lives. 

Born May 5, 1950, in Bronxville, NY to Alan and Helen Nelson, Kate grew up in a warm and loving home with her two older sisters Pam and Lainy. As the three girls grew up, family time centered around Sunday afternoon dinner where Kate’s infectious giggles would always prompt everyone to stop talking and join in. Kate was particularly close to Janie, her best friend and neighbor.

Stephen Lawrence Moor, 70

Stephen Lawrence Moor, 70, beloved husband, father, uncle, and friend, passed away suddenly on June 15, 2024. Steve was born on April 1, 1954 and grew up in the Bronx borough of New York.  His parents, Frank and Theresa were immigrants from Romania.  It was because of his parents’ cultural background and their resolve to make a better life for themselves and their children in their newly adopted country that Steve developed into the man he was. Steve attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.  It was there that he not only developed his love of learning, but also his love of sports.  As a three sport athlete, Steve was the quarterback for the elite New York City Allstars Team in both baseball and football for two years in a row.  Recognized in many national publications as an All-American Quarterback, Steve was recruited by many outstanding universities in the country.   The legendary Ohio State football coach, Woody Hayes, came to Steve’s home to recruit him for their nationally recognized team.  Becoming one of the first life-defining decisions of his life, Steve turned him down, prioritizing his education to football fame.  He accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend Northwestern University playing Football and walking on to the Baseball team. Helping Steve make this difficult decision to attend Northwestern was Mr. Ivan Combe founder of Combe, Inc., and himself an alumnus of the university.  Mr. Combe was an instrumental force in convincing Steve of the benefits of attending such a prestigious academic university.  Mr. Combe followed Steve’s collegiate career and saw in him the potential to become a valuable part of his expanding business.  Steve was recruited to join Combe, Inc. where he worked for over 40 years.

Harold James Krauser, 83

Harold James (Jim) Krauser of Naples, FL, formerly of New Canaan, CT passed away peacefully on June 3, 2024 after a long battle with heart disease. He was a man of faith, family and friends. 

Jim was born November 21, 1940 to Frances Marion and Harold (Hal) Leo Krauser in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was raised in the Chillicothe, Ohio community along with his two sisters. He graduated Saint Mary’s primary school and Chillicothe Catholic Central High School in 1958 where he excelled in multiple sports. Jim was the first player in school history to accumulate over 1000 in his high school basketball career and make the second team all-state in Ohio.

Eric George Musa, 88

2/11/1936 – 6/7/2024
Eric George Musa, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, and friend passed away on June 7, 2024 from complications following surgery. He was a native New Yorker but called New Canaan, Connecticut home for 48 years. He had recently moved to Darien, where he quickly became an active member of his new assisted living community. He had a friendly, positive personality and was instantly liked by everyone he met. His optimistic outlook on life was infectious.

Carol West Seldin, 74

Longtime New Canaan resident Carol West Seldin died on June 6, 2024 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a courageous battle with lymphoma. 

She was a devoted spouse to Peter, mother to Matthew and Douglas, mother-in-law to Alayna and Dara, and daughter to Joseph and Geraldine West. She was a treasured friend to many, a kind, caring, inclusive and supportive woman who dedicated herself to the service of others. She will live on in the memories of all who knew and loved her. Born July 29, 1949 in Cambridge, MA, Carol graduated from Wellesley HS, Skidmore College and SUNY Albany. She taught English, theater and debate at Lakeland HS in Shrub Oak, NY.