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Jane Elizabeth Toolin, 84, of Housatonic

Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 - Jane had previously worked at the former Rising Paper Co. She also worked as a medical assistant, and as a tour guide and office manager for the Massini Bus Company.

Charles Allen Farrington, 54, formerly of Great Barrington

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 - Chuck was an avid nature photographer and studied poetry, meditation and most recently wood carving. His creativity and initiative were evident in his contributions to all. At the Berkshire Corporation he designed equipment when none was available to do a specific task.

David Raynolds Merrill, 92, of Lenox

Friday, 7 Aug 2015 - He was a bright light who will be missed by many and most especially by the Kimball Farms community, of which he himself said, “It doesn’t get any better.”

John Holmes Bodnar, 72, of Monterey

Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 - John received a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

Michele J. Boibeaux, 53, of Stockbridge

Friday, 24 Jul 2015 - She was an avid fisher, enjoyed music and attending concerts. She loved animals, traveling and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Ann T. Gurney, 68, of Great Barrington

Monday, 20 Jul 2015 - She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1964. Ann worked for many years as an Office Manager at Custom Extrusions.

Kelton Miller Burbank, 80, of New Ashford

Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 - In 1999 the Berkshire Natural Resources Council dedicated a trail on Yokum Ridge in his honor for the then "30 years of mostly anonymous but invaluable service" in ensuring the preservation of vast swatches of land throughout Berkshire County.

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

Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 - 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.

Bits & Bytes

Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 - "Shakespeare and the language that shaped the world"; 6 from Spazi; brunch with Ruth Reichl to benefit Berkshire Grown; a Holocaust story; McTeigue & McClelland diamond show.

Thomas Michael Andrus, 56, of Mill River

Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 - 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, 3 Jul 2015 - 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.