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Christopher J. Slonski

1958-2013 PITTSFIELD Christopher J. Slonski, 55, of 1 Calumet Street, Pittsfield, died at his home on November 14, 2013 after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Malformation of 21 months. Born on September 27, 1958 in Pittsfield, a son of Gertrude Gloria Kelly Slonski and the late Joseph E. Slonski, he attended schools in Pittsfield and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, and was a graduate of the Columbia-Green Vocational Technical School New York He had been employed at the Berkshire Eagle as a press handler for nineteen years. He also worked at Clarke-Akin, Sheaffer Eaton and Kelly's Lumber Yard. He enjoyed photography, and you would often see him on the sidelines watching his nephew through the lens of his camera at many sporting events. He especially loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed all NewEngland sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and the Patriots Mr. Slonski leaves his wife, the former Michelle Baker, whom he married June 11, 1988. Besides his wife and his mother, he is survived by a two sisters, Amy Fox of Dalton and Susan White and her husband, Dean, of Peru; a brother, Joseph Slonski of Savoy; his father- and mother-in-law, Lawrence "Butch" and Rose Baker of Cheshire; a sister-in-law, Colleen Martin and her husband, James, of Pueblo, Colorado; a niece, Carrie Knauth and her husband, Benjamin, and their son, Jacob, of Pittsfield; three nephews, Shaun Fox, Brandon Martin, and Cameron Martin; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and dear friends Mary "Mickey" McCumiskey Renee Kolbusz, as well as his four-legged friends, Mister Neiko and Miss Minn. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Melinda Slonski, a nephew, Joshua Burnell, and brother-in-law, John Fox. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Christopher J. Slonski will be held Tuesday, November 19, at 9:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St. Charles Church celebrated by Rev. Peter A. Gregory, Pastor. Burial will follow in St.Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.,at DERY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John Fox Memorial Fund at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street,Pittsfield.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 17, 2013
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