John Clason, 63, passed away on July 4th at Blake Medical Center. Also known to his friends as “Jeweler John” of Golden Isle Jewelers, he lived in Manatee County for over 40 years. He moved from Connecticut to Florida when he was 21 and loved fishing, the ocean, and the warm climate of Florida. John was an avid reader and especially enjoyed the series of books written by Randy Wayne White that followed the adventures of “Doc Ford" in many Florida locales.
He is survived by his loving family; his brother George Clason and wife Diane of Cheshire, Connecticut and sister Dallas Vensel and her husband Fred of Gold Canyon, Arizona. He is also survived by his nephew Matthew Clason and his wife Stephanie and their two sons Connor and Gavin Clason of Cheshire, Connecticut.
John loved and cherished his family and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held in Connecticut. The family wishes to thank his long time friends and neighbors in the area for their comfort and support.
Salvation Army - Manatee County