Obituaries

Helen E. Johnston, 78, of Sheffield

Wednesday, Nov 15 - Upon retirement she served as a private health aide for seniors and was a member of the Sheffield Council on Aging as well as an active volunteer at the senior center.

Laura Jean Polzella, 63, of Sheffield

Tuesday, Nov 14 - Together they shared many happy years that included their many friends, hiking, their favorite music and their pets, especially Lucky, her cat.

Edward Van Wagner, 71, of Martindale, N.Y.

Monday, Nov 13 - During his retirement he enjoyed time with his family and friends and was known for his annual clam bake traditions, his sportsman’s club activities and his ammo sales business, which was sympathetically run at a loss.

Philip Boardman, 78, of Sheffield

Monday, Nov 13 - He was employed as a manager at Sheffield Plastics for 20 years. After retiring from there, he joined the Moritz family at Aquatic Designs of Sheffield for over 20 years.

MacGregor Robinson, 53, of Norfolk, Conn., longtime educator

Friday, Nov 10 - MacGregor embarked on a 30-year odyssey throughout the independent school world: as an English teacher, administrator, student advisor and housemaster at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts; and then as an admissions professional and student advisor at the Gunnery in Washington Green, Connecticut; Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, New York; and King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan.

Jeremy A. Saunders, 36, of Lenox Dale

Thursday, Nov 9 - He was born in Pittsfield on August 16, 1981 to Charlene and the late Thomas S. Saunders. Jeremy was a 2000 graduate of Lenox High School.

William Enser Jr., 67, of Lee

Tuesday, Nov 7 - Bill owned and operated the former Berkshire Enviro-Labs in Lee for over 35 years before his retirement three years ago.

John Jones, 64, of Lee

Monday, Oct 30 - In 1985 he bought the business and created Lee Texaco. In 2006 when he changed the name to JFJ Sales and Service, which it remained until his retirement in 2013.