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I WITNESS: What will it take to ban assault weapons?

Welcome to the new America: a breeding ground for vitriol, animosity, and homicidal rage.

Andrew Seth Levine, 76, of Stockbridge and Bonita Springs, Florida

Andy was an active member of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, which he served as Treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee for many years. 

Harry Franklin, 95, of Lenox, refugee from anti-Semitism

As part of his English studies in Vienna Harry’s English teacher gave him an American pen pal, Lillian Wolfram, a non-Jew, whose family in Glenside, Pennsylvania, offered to sponsor him if he could escape to America.

Marcel P. Boibeaux, 77, of Sheffield

Marcel and his wife, Joan, owned the Sheffield Pub. Marcel was a 5-star cook, and an expert in solving the New York Times crossword puzzle. He was the kind of person who would give you help when you are in need, be it money, advice or the shirt off his back.

Irene Baron Moskowitz, 89, of Great Barrington

She was a meticulous gardener, a savvy investor, an avid reader, a polished golfer, an astute political observer, and an unrivaled baker of Rugelach. She also loved her Benson & Hedges De Luxe cigarettes and J&B Scotch whiskey sours (tart; no fruit).

David J. Schoenfarber, 69, of New Marlborough

David was bigger than life – everyone who knew him, loved him. He loved each of his sons equally and often said, “One father can love ten children more than ten children can love one father.”

Harvey Notis, 93, of Pittsfield and Great Barrington

After graduating from Pace University, he went on to become the Chief Executive Officer of Stakelum-Lints Inc., a prominent oil delivery company based in Cedarhurst, Long Island.

Eli G. Katz, 80, of Lenox and Hollywood, Florida

Eli was a pioneer in the use of computers in hospital engineering and facilities maintenance functions with one of the first successful software businesses, Maintenance Automation Corporation, for the industry.

Allen S. Rubin, 74, owner of Berkshire Products in Housatonic

In 1957 Allen worked with his father David Rubin at David Hats Incorporated. In 1959 the business was moved from Great Barrington to Housatonic. Mr. Rubin was a strong supporter of Berkshire Pulse: A Center for the Creative Arts. He was also an avid fan of the New England Patriots.

Eva Wainrib, 90, founder of Red Barn Realty

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.
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