John B. Gralla, 80, of Maine, formerly of Great Barrington

John was a graduate of the former Searles High School, class of 1958, and taught in Great Barrington schools from 1963–1965.

John B. Gralla, 80, of South Windham, Maine died Saturday June 19, 2021 at Sedgewood Commons in Maine.

John was born in Great Barrington on January 6, 1941, the son of Bruno S. and Jennie (Kulas) Gralla. He was a graduate of the former Searles High School, class of 1958, and went on to receive a B.S. in Mathematics from UMass Amherst. John taught in Great Barrington from 1963–1965, then at Lexington High School as a Mathematics teacher from 1965 until his retirement.

John was a member of the National Education Association and enjoyed sports and watching the Red Sox. He is survived by his son John G. Gralla and his longtime partner Christine I. Corson, his daughter Cynthia Gralla, and his brother, Gerald Gralla.

Funeral Services for John B. Gralla will be held Tuesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Corpus Christi Church in Housatonic with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 29 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. at the Birches–Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through the Birches–Roy website.