William Caruth, 89, of North Haven died June 5, 2017 as he wished…at his home. Born January 13, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, son of Anna Kovalik Caruth and Earl B. Caruth. He is survived by his brother, Robert Caruth (Mary Alice) of Wallingford; brothers/sister-in-law Robert Hogan and Patricia Caruth of Wallingford, and John Hanson of New Jersey; also by his loving nieces and nephews, including his nephew, Bob Caruth, who for the past two years took such good care of him. He was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Hogan and Virginia Hanson; his brother, Donald Caruth; his nephew, Brian Caruth and his niece, Karen Caruth. After graduating from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA he joined the army and was in occupied Japan from 1946 to 1948. Upon his discharge he attended and graduated from Wilkes College. He began his teaching career in Durham. He also taught in North Haven at the Village Street School and North Haven Middle School. In 1957 he began teaching at North Haven High School where he taught until his retirement. While teaching he was still learning. He took many courses at Fairfield University, Trinity, Wesleyan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Cloisters. He enjoyed season tickets to Long Wharf Theater and the Yale Rep. After retiring he continued as a substitute teacher for another 18 years; worked at the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden; and taught CCD at St. Frances Cabrini Church. He also lovingly tended the church garden. He took a 4-year course on the Old and New Testament with Sister Jewels in Newington. He was in a local, small Christian group for many years. Also in that group was his good friend, Anna Ferretti, who was always there to help him with whatever he might need. The world is now missing a very kind, intelligent, gentleman who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial Saturday morning, June 10th in St. Frances Cabrini Church at 10:00 and are also invited to attend the committal services immediately following in All Saints Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Frances Cabrini Church, 57 Pond Hill Road, North Haven, CT 06473. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements.