Obituaries

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.

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.

Nadine Marjorie Forfa, 86, of Housatonic

Monday, Feb 13 - Nadine volunteered at Head Start, Community Action and Construct. She also was a bowling coach for youths and adults at Cove Lanes in Great Barrington.

Richard J. Cappadona, 75, of Sheffield

Monday, Feb 13 - Richard Cappadona worked for over 50 years as an electrician and wiring inspector in Brooklyn and for Cappadona Electric in Berkshire County.