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Gerald Oslizlo

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Gerald P. "Jay" Oslizlo 1954-2012 POWNAL Gerald P. "Jay" Oslizlo, 57, a resident of Pine Hollow Road, Pownal, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Jay died suddenly at his home from natural causes. Born in North Adams, on June 24, 1954 he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Anna F. (Pessolano). He received his education in the North Adams schools and was a 1972 graduate of Drury High School. Jay later attended Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. Jay married the former Linda (LaBarge) Roy in Adams on October 7, 1989. In earlier years he was employed as an automobile salesman for various dealerships in the Berkshire County area. He later owned the Courtside Deli in Adams. At the time of his death Jay was employed as a meat cutter at BJ's Wholesale Club in Pittsfield. An avid outdoorsman, Jay enjoyed fishing and hunting. As a young man he had won several marksmanship awards. He also enjoyed bowling and collecting, buying and selling antiques. Jay was a member of the Adams Turners Association in Adams and the Greylock Community Club in North Adams. Survivors include his wife, Linda A. Oslizlo of Pownal; his twin sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Stephen Mirke of Adams; a brother-in-law, Wayne Golka of North Adams; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Gary James of Pownal; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Trina Roy of Pittsfield, Mass.; five grandchildren, Justin, Brianna and Kaylee Roy and Leah and Kamryn James; five nephews, Andrew and David Vidal, Nick and Nate Mirke and Stephen Golka; also several cousins. Jay was predeceased by a sister, Susan M. Golka. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son in Bennington on Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will take place in the family lot in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jay Oslizlo's memory may be made to Linda Oslizlo for the benefit of an educational fund for his grandchildren. Any friends or relatives that cannot partake in the services are welcome to join the family at the Bounty Fare Restaurant in North Adams on Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a time of sharing and remembrance. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2012
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