John Stengle, 73, of Richmond

He resigned in 1972 to start his own business, Berkshire Drywall Company, in Richmond.

John A. Stengle, 73, of Richmond passed away peacefully April 18, 2020.John was born in Cambridge to the late Charles A. and Dorothy Scheid Stengle. He attended Arlington High School in Arlington, was a graduate of Lawrence Academy in Groton in 1965, and he attended Nichols College in Dudley from 1965 to 1968. In 1970, he joined National Gypsum Company as a salesman in Pittsfield. He resigned in 1972 to start his own business, Berkshire Drywall Company, in Richmond. Mr. Stengle was a past member of the Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club, Stockbridge Golf Club and Trout Unlimited. He was an avid hunter and golfer.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanna H. Stengle; and brother Robert E. Stengle. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by brother Charles E. Stengle.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may make donations to either HospiceCare in the Berkshires or Richmond Fire Department, both in care of Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.