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Elsie Margaret Pope, 88, of Lenox

Monday, Feb 27 - Elsie spent countless hours attending her sons’ sporting and school events, and even helped them with some of their earliest jobs, including paper routes.

Edward Thomas ‘Ned’ Forrest, 79, of Pittsfield

Monday, Feb 20 - Prior to his military service he was assistant basketball and baseball coach at Lenox School where he also assisted in coaching varsity football and JV soccer, and was Athletic Director at Berkshire Country Day School.

Jack Spencer of Stockbridge, beloved teacher, mentor

Monday, Feb 20 - Jack was a remarkably caring and brilliant man who lived his life with humor, heart and humility. He loved being a husband to Judy, father to Ann Marie and Kathy, brother to us, grandfather to Emily, Amanda, Kristen and Eric, and teacher and mentor to more than 45 years of students at The Plain School and Monument Mountain Regional High School.

David Allan Hawkins, 75, of Stockbridge

Friday, Feb 17 - He educated himself and climbed the ladder through Mead Specialty Paper in South Lee, retiring from his position as Environmental Engineer 35 years later.

Roger H. Merrell, 74, of Lee

Friday, Feb 17 - While he had an indomitable spirit of independence, Roger was even stronger in his loyalty to others.

Aviation magazine gives clues to Koladza Airport’s expanded future

Thursday, Feb 16 - The plans for the Walter J. Koladza Airport in Great Barrington now being considered at Town Hall are for three 149-foot by 50-foot hangars with 18 bays inside, 18 parking spaces and an access road. But according to one of the owners, the airport also wants to add a charter service and an LSA (light sport aircraft) dealership and air shows.

Grace R. Swiatek, 91, of Ashley Falls

Thursday, Feb 16 - She worked at various secretarial and bookkeeping positions until she became Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Northampton Gas and Light Company.