Obituaries

Peter Jason Callas, 61, of Great Barrington

Friday, Dec 19 - He was a loyal friend to many, known for his considerable mechanical abilities and dry wit...he leaves behind a large cadre of friends, fellow vintage Mercedes automobile enthusiasts, and his loyal feline companions, Dusky and Jake.

Richard Paul Tribula, 75, of East Otis  

Monday, Dec 15 - He worked as a sales representative for Deblinger Sales and after retiring ran Witek’s Sporting Goods Store in Westfield. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Adella C. Lynch, 79, of Great Barrington

Saturday, Dec 13 - Adella was a communicant of Saint Peter’s Church and member of the Womens Guild. She also enjoyed walking, the Senior Center and all their activities and all the fairs.

Timothy Miller Richman, 32, teacher of mathematics

Wednesday, Dec 3 - “Mr. Richman was the best teacher I ever had”…”Mr. Richman taught me to love calculus when I hated math”…”I am now becoming an engineer because of Mr. Richman…”

Margaret Louise Candee, 89, native of S. Egremont

Monday, Nov 24 - Margaret, second oldest native resident of South Egremont, was a member of the Council on Aging and Egremont Historical Committee. Margaret gave her entire family the best childhood experience anyone could ever hope for.

Kathy A. Keefner of Egremont

Saturday, Nov 22 - Most people remember her from “Brooks” where she was a Pharmacy Technician and Cumberland Farms where she also worked for many years.

Eva Wainrib, 90, founder of Red Barn Realty

Friday, Nov 21 - Her heart was always in the Berkshires where she and her husbandSimon settled permanently in the 1980’s. At the age of 65, Eva started her own real estate business in Egremont, named Red Barn Realty for the barn she lovingly converted from stables to work place.

Sallie Jo Doores VanSant, 61, of Housatonic

Tuesday, Nov 18 - Sallie earned a Master of Social Work degree from Smith College in Northampton and practiced locally as a psychotherapist with much of her practice focused on helping children.

Jonathan Ross, 45, of Great Barrington

Sunday, Nov 16 - He could fix almost anything yet his greatest gift was to make people laugh. With a sharp wit and the ability to impersonate anyone, he could always bring a room to laughter.