Edward William Scharmann
1925-2013 Edward William Scharmann, 88, of 26 Oxford Street, Pittsfield, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Laurel Lake Center in Lee, where he has resided since October 2012.
Born in Pittsfield on January 19, 1925, a son of Felix H. and Clara M. Thiel Scharmann, he was a graduate of Pittsfield schools.
A World War II
veteran, he enlisted with the United States Navy
in January 1943, served as a Ship's Cook, Second Class, and was honorably discharged in April 1946.
Mr. Scharmann was employed as a printer for General Electric Company for many years.
He enjoyed cooking, was fond of animals, and loved family get-togethers and celebrations.
Mr. Scharmann is survived by his loving companion of more than forty-six years, Mary L. Handy Ripley, of Pittsfield, and her daughters, Pamela J. Ripley and Kim M. Briggs, whom he raised as his own, and grandson, Schuyler E. Briggs; as well as his cat, "Buffy", with whom he loved to play. He is also survived by four sons, Charles, Kenneth, Jeffrey and David Scharmann, two daughters, Debbie Scharmann and Daryl Wojcik; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by a brother, Richard Scharmann, and a sister, Ethel Chapin.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Edward W. Scharmann will be held Monday, February 25, at 11 a.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Scharmann may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.