After her children were school-age, she went to work as a teacher’s aide in the Lenox Public Schools for several years and also worked at Hillcrest Hospital, Berkshire Clothing Company and the gift shop at Canyon Ranch.
After graduating, she created her own business, called Lenox Kites, a retail shop in which kites were custom designed, silk-screened and sewn. Her clients included several colleges and the Smithsonian Institution.
Known as the “telephone dude in the gold Scion,” Tom worked for various phone companies throughout New York and Massachusetts until the late 1990s, when he ventured out on his own installing telephone systems.
Charles and Diane were married Oct. 21, 1953, and, after raising five children, traveled the United States and Canada in their fifth wheel RV and wintered in the Ancient Oaks community of Okeechobee, Florida.
Ronald “Ron” Hastings Race, 91, of Housatonic died peacefully at home Wednesday, April 11, 2018, surrounded by his family. Ron was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Great Barrington, the son of Clarence and Ethel Nicholas Race. He attended local schools and was a 1944 graduate of the former Searles High School. Ron proudly served his
James frequented the James A. Modolo Post #8348, enjoyed participating in the shoots at the Great Barrington Fish and Game, playing horseshoes, attending his children’s sporting events as they grew up and was an avid Red Sox fan.
In his letter to the editor, state Rep. William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli writes: “When the Boston Red Sox heard that 1,700 Berkshire kids needed Christmas presents, they put David Price, their star pitcher, on the job.”