Obituaries

Dorothy Bleivik, 96, of Lenox

Wednesday, Jul 19 - Dorothy was an artist who loved to paint flowers, birds and nature scenes of the Berkshires. She loved children and helped care for her siblings.

Alf Pedersen, 97, of Monterey

Wednesday, Jul 19 - A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945. A B-24 crew engineer and top turret gunner, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Francis Clark, 91, of South Lee

Wednesday, Jul 19 - Francis enjoyed horse pulling and was the New England Heavy Weight Champion in 1953 at the Northampton Fair.

Nannette Dunn, 96, of Lenox

Wednesday, Jul 19 - Nan was employed by Smith Paper Co. during the World War II years and later by SPINC Federal Credit Union for over 25 years.

Rebecca Marcus, 86, of Becket

Tuesday, Jul 18 - Rebecca taught nursing at Berkshire Community College, often supervising nursing students at Berkshire Medical Center.

Mary Jane Pignatelli, 63, of Lenox

Tuesday, Jul 11 - Mary Jane taught the LPN program at Berkshire Community College for eight years. For the past eight years, she worked as the school nurse at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School and Morris Elementary School in Lenox.

Richard Biasin, 72, of Tyringham

Monday, Jul 10 - Richard was owner and president of Berkshire Mechanical Corporation in Lee. He owned and trained thoroughbred horses for many years, was former president of the Lee Little League and enjoyed coaching the LYA girls’ basketball teams.

Emma Drew, 94, of Stockbridge

Monday, Jul 10 - Emma's life included service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, having earned several awards for outstanding service.