Shawn Robert Kruse, of Bristol, Conn., formerly of Churchville, N.Y., died Dec. 31, 2017 in a tragic motor vehicle accident. Shawn was born May 12, 1979 in Rochester, N.Y. He was an accomplished carpenter and contractor, owning his own home improvement business. He was also a gifted guitarist, expanding his musical interests at Ithaca College. Shawn was an avid outdoorsman. He loved being in nature, especially hiking, camping, fishing and riding his motorcycle. His greatest love was for his children, Wyatt and Adeline. Shawn was a devoted father with a warm heart and inquisitive mind. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, motorcycle club and all who knew him.
Shawn leaves behind his wife, Clarissa â€śChloeâ€ť White, children, Wyatt (5) and Adeline (1), parents, Robert and Sheryl Kruse, sister, Stephanie Kristen (Kruse) Williams and her husband Antoine Williams, and two nieces, Layla Williams and Camilla Williams. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Marvin and Dorothy Allen and Charles and Beverly Kruse as well as three uncles and an aunt.Â
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Route 4, Unionville, CT on Sunday (Jan. 7) from 1:30-4:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Memorial Service in the funeral home. In addition, a celebration of Shawnâ€™s life will be held in Churchville, N.Y. at Naughtonâ€™s Johnson House Restaurant on Wednesday (Jan. 10) from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Please join us and bring your stories of Shawn to share with us. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation toÂ www.gofundme.com/shawn-kruse-childrens-fund . To send online condolences to the family, please visitÂ www.ahernfuneralhome.com .