Obit: Christopher Davis Cloward – September 20, 2011

Christopher Cloward of Mattapan, Sept. 20, 2011. Age 55.

Early Tuesday morning, the world lost a beloved husband, cherished family member, caring friend and great warrior. Christopher Davis Cloward passed away after a fierce battle with cancer. Although his life was cut short, he filled his days with meaningful work and relationships, making a great impact on the world and all who knew him.

Chris spent his early days in Upton, Massachusetts. Following high school, he entered the Army, traveling to Germany and then returning to work as a computer technician. As with most warriors, life did not come easy. Chris spent many years searching for meaning in his life, often traveling a path that led him astray and filled him with despair. After years of searching, Chris summoned his will to turn his life around. He embraced and rebuilt relationships with friends, family and God, relying on them for support. He met and married the love of his life, Karen, who fell deeply in love with his inner strength and warm heart. He returned to school and graduated from the University of Massachusetts and found his calling as a case manager for clients who may also be searching for their paths. As a member of Narcotics Anonymous, he found great strength and support for his new life and was an inspiration to many others. Although short, Chris’ life has been epic, a story of transformation and a vision of possibility for all.

Chris leaves behind his loving wife, Karen Crounse; his sister, Betsy Rouhart and her husband Georges of Southborough and his brother, Thomas Cloward and his wife Meghan of North Brookfield. He is also loved and missed by many nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends as well as his devoted cats: Oscar and Tashi.

Memorial services will be held at the Saint John’s Methodist Church, 80 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown on Sunday at 5:00 o’clock. Visiting hours are Thursday evening 5-8 pm at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris’ memory may be sent to the Boston Living Center, 29 Stanhope St., Boston, MA 02116-5111.

(Obituary courtesy of Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes)

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