Obituaries

John H. Drumm Jr., 86, of Great Barrington

Tuesday, Jul 14 - John worked as a farm hand on The Great Pine Dairy, Alford Road, Great Barrington where his father John H. Sr. was the Dairy Farm manager. The farm and estate were owned by the Blodgett Family until the land was given to the current owners, Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Thomas J. Casey, 26, journalist, of Great Barrington

Tuesday, Jul 7 - "Tom Casey is an excellent reporter who covers his beat conscientiously, who thinks deeply about the issues involved, who has developed strong, fertile relationships with his sources, writes imaginatively and accurately and is a warm, intelligent and good humored presence in the newsroom." --- Letter of support from fellow journalists at the Hudson Register-Star

Thomas Michael Andrus, 56, of Mill River

Saturday, Jul 4 - After graduating high school in 1977, he traveled across the country on his motorcycle. Once back in his home town of Monterey, Mass., his passion for automobiles fueled him to buy and establish Precision Autocraft in 1979.

Martin Brunnschweiler, 76, of Sheffield

Friday, Jul 3 - Marty owned and operated Riverlee Farm in Sheffield with his wife, Rosa, also working as an independent truck driver. Marty enjoyed his horses and farming since childhood.

Jean Munson-Webster, 92, of Great Barrington

Thursday, Jun 11 - Jean was a graduate of the former Searles High School, class of 1942. She worked at General Electric in Pittsfield, First National Bank and as a bookkeeper for E. Caligari and Sons until her retirement.

Paul Lasky 63, of Great Barrington, owner of Berkshire Millwork Sales

Tuesday, Jun 9 - He started with Berkshire Millwork Sales in the late 1980’s and put his heart and soul into the company. Eventually he became the owner and excelled at his work. Although he would often tell you he was “behind in the office,” he enjoyed his job and his job enjoyed him.

Dr. Sidney Pinsky, 86, of Sandisfield, founder of Sandisfield Art Center

Saturday, Jun 6 - Dr. Pinsky went on to become a director at the Hillside Hospital Division of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he remained until his retirement. There he developed and implemented the Queens Field Instruction Center, a much respected program designed to train Masters level Social Work students throughout the New York area.

Nancy S. Cobden, 74, of South Egremont

Monday, Jun 1 - She attended Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Mrs. Cobden worked as a newspaper writer, an advertising executive and a saleswoman for printing firms in the Hartford area.

Irene Baron Moskowitz, 89, of Great Barrington

Monday, Jun 1 - She was a meticulous gardener, a savvy investor, an avid reader, a polished golfer, an astute political observer, and an unrivaled baker of Rugelach. She also loved her Benson & Hedges De Luxe cigarettes and J&B Scotch whiskey sours (tart; no fruit).

Jane Finn, 86, of Great Barrington, retired physical education teacher

Monday, Jun 1 - Jane received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Boston University. Jane worked as a Physical Education teacher for Mount Everett Regional High School, the former Williams High School, Monument Mountain Regional High School and as Athletic Director at the former Searles Middle School until retiring in 1980.