John W. Booth
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Sept. 26, 1932 - Dec. 25, 2012
John Booth passed away at Norwalk Hospital on December 25th due to complications from Parkinson's disease. Born in 1932 in Canandaigua, NY, he was a reservist in the Korean War and graduated from Clarkson College in 1956. During his lengthy business career, John was a pioneer in the direct marketing industry and enjoyed living in London five years, where he established a successful advertising agency. John was an active member of Green's Farms Congregational Church for more than 40 years, where he served on virtually every committee and was Church Moderator on two occasions. He was a member of the Westport RTM for 16 years and was Chairman of the Finance Committee for several years. John is survived by his loving wife Grace of Westport, to whom he was married for 55 happy years. They enjoyed traveling, sailing, cross country skiing, bridge and their daily games of backgammon and cribbage. He is also survived by his sons Jim and Jeff, his brother Alan and sister Janet, daughter-in-law Kathy, and three grandchildren, Katie, Scott and Caroline. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be held at Green's Farms Congregational Church on Friday January 4th at 2:00. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in his honor.
Published in The Hour on Dec. 27, 2012