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J. Brian Dillon, 84, of Lenox, former creative director at Young & Rubicam

Brian rode his bike to work, loved swimming, and sailing. He was an avid reader, writer, and dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker. He strived to challenge himself and those around him.

Lenox — J. Brian Dillon died on December 17, 2018 in Lenox, Massachusetts, peacefully, with his family by his side.

J. Brian Dillon

Brian was born in New York on July 19, 1934. He graduated from Fordham Preparatory School in 1952 and continued on to Cornell University in 1956, where he studied letters, philosophy, and faith, was president of SAE fraternity, and moonlit as a radio DJ. Next, Brian served as a Lieutenant Junior Grade on the USS Macon. He married the girl next door, Monika Pyka, in 1963. Brian followed his father’s path into a career through the golden age of advertising, retiring as a creative director at Young and Rubicam. He pursued his passion for creative writing, earning an MFA at Vermont College.

Brian rode his bike to work, loved swimming, and sailing. He was an avid reader, writer, and dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker. He strived to challenge himself and those around him.

He is survived by his two sons Peter and Gregory, their wives Diane Dillon and Samantha Skey, five grandchildren, his brothers Don and Stuart, and his sister Nan Dillon as well as their wives Fran Dillon and Susan Dillon.

Brian was predeceased by his wife Monika, the love of his life.

Celebrations of his life will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City on January 22, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Care in the Berkshires. He very much appreciated their support and that of the loving staff at Kimball Farms. Donations may be sent c/o FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.  To send remembrances to his family please go to http://www.finnertyandstevens.com

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Teresa Mae Kosberg, 89, formerly of Great Barrington

A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.

Michael Filmus of Great Barrington

Services will take place at the Elmwood Cemetery in Great Barrington.

Andrew Russell Humes, 66, formerly of Great Barrington

A memorial will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden and the Tavern House at the Humes Preserve headquarters in Mill Neck, N.Y., Andrew's childhood home.

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