Audrey Yerman Pyenson
1920 - 2014 OTIS Audrey Yerman Pyenson, 93, of Kimball Farms, Lenox, formerly of Otis, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. She and her twin sister Carol were born Sep. 20, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughters of Daisy Cohen and Leo Yerman. She was educated in local schools and received her BA from Brooklyn College. She is survived by her five children, Steven (Joyce) of Otis, Beth Abrams of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Sara (Carl) Brommerich of Fountain City, Wis., Andrew (Lynn) of Otis, and Jonathan of Alford, Mass.; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She served on the Otis School Committee for 21 years, was President of the Otis PTO, and was Lecturer of the Otis Grange. She spent many years involved in scouting as a Brownie leader, Girl Scout leader, and Den mother. She was a substitute teacher for 23 years in the local high schools, mostly at Monument Mountain Regional High School. Audrey was an avid bridge player, a dedicated swimmer for many years, a member of Hadassah, the Pembury Bridge Club, and Hevreh of Southern Berkshire. As a teenager, she and her sister Carol Landis swam with Dorothea Dickinson's water ballet. That experience was responsible for her job as a waterfront counselor at Camp Allegro on Richmond Pond in Pittsfield, where she met her husband, Maxwell Pyenson. Audrey and Maxwell married April 4, 1942, in Petersburg, Va., and moved to Otis after his discharge from active service, where they operated the Otis Poultry Farm until their retirement. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, Maxwell Pyenson and her precious twin sister, Carol Landis. FUNERAL NOTICE: The service will take place Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshires conducted by Rabbi Deborah Zecher, 270 State Road, Gt. Barrington, Mass. Burial will follow at the Otis Cemetery. The family will be sitting Shiva after the burial from 4 to 9 p.m. at Kimball Farms in Lenox, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of her may be made to the Pittsfield Chapter of Hadassah and to Hevreh of Southern Berkshires. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures or stories please visit our website at www.kellyfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 5, 2014
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