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.

John Edward “Jed” Mellick, 44

John Edward “Jed” Mellick died peacefully in New Canaan on June 6, 2024, at the age of 44, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant ten-month battle with glioblastoma. The youngest of four children in a close-knit family, Jed was beloved by his parents and siblings. From his earliest days, Jed loved movies and shows, music, and all things humorous.  He was intrinsically authentic and had an extraordinary gift for making and nurturing friendships. Innumerable friends – from childhood, college, or from his adult life – all consider Jed irreplaceable. Their best friend.  He was always there, for anything and everything.

Winifred Mary Bishop, 90

Mary Bishop, a beloved figure known for her kindness, generosity, and zest for life, passed away on June 3, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on January 7, 1934, in London, UK, she was a child evacuee during World War II, an experience that shaped her resilience and compassion. Mary immigrated to the United States in 1969, initially settling in New York City before making her home in New Canaan in 1982. Mary was the widow of the late Eric Bishop, with whom she shared many years of joyous companionship until his passing. She was the last surviving sibling of two sisters and two brothers, whose memories she cherished deeply.