Arthur Wylde

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Arthur Edward Wylde

1931-2012 WILLIAMSTOWN Mr. Arthur Edward Wylde, 81 of 45 Benlise Drive Williamstown, died Monday November 12, 2012 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born in North Adams, on January 1, 1931, son of Edward P. and Grace (Kay) Wylde. He attended North Adams schools and graduated from the Drury High School. Art completed courses at North Adams State College and graduated from the University of Maine in 1962.

Art was part-owner of BerkMatics Inc. for many years until his retirement. Before that, he worked at the former Sprague Electric Co.

Art was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in North Adams where he was a Lifetime Deacon. He was a member and former Master of the Lafayette Lodge of Masons and a member and former Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a former member of the Williamstown Rotary Club and the Board of Directors of the Northern Berkshire YMCA. Art was an avid skier and served on the Dutch Hill Ski Patrol. He also enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife, the former Phyllis Jones, whom he married on August 9, 1958 in the First Baptist Church. One daughter, Pamela L. Sbrega of Williamstown. One son, David A. Wylde of North Adams. He also leaves one granddaughter, Alyssa Crews of Dennison, Texas; two great grandchildren, Lilly and Natalee; one sister, Cornelia Perlman of Henderson, Nev.; two brothers, Russell Wylde of Bennington, Vt., and Douglas K. Wylde of Stamford, Vt.,; and nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Arthur Wylde will be Saturday November 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery in Williamstown. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Adams or the in care of the funeral home.

To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 15, 2012
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