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Eugene Wein


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Eugene Wein

1922 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Eugene Wein, longtime Northern Berkshire civic and business Leader and devoted Drury High School sports fan, formerly of Phelps Avenue, died on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Williamstown Commons, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in North Adams on February 7, 1922, a son of the late Harry and Anna (Kronick) Wein. He attended schools in North Adams, graduating from Drury High School in 1939. He then attended Massachusetts State College (now the University of Massachusetts) where he was the manager of the football team. After graduating in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during WWII as a corporal. Mr. Wein was the long-time owner and operator of Wein's Shoe Store on Eagle Street in North Adams. He was an active member and former president of Congregation Beth Israel where he coached basketball in the North Adams church league. His love of basketball extended to Drury High School, where he was acknowledged as Drury's #1 sports fan. He served as master of ceremonies at many end-of-year sports banquets, and in 2002 Drury High School re-named its annual Christmas tournament the "Gene Wein Holiday Tournament." Mr. Wein married Jacqueline Diana Winer on October 12, 1947, in Springfield, MA. She died on May 2, 2006. Survivors include a son, Lawrence Wein of Palo Alto, CA, and three daughters, Sherry Wein and Roberta Sullivan of North Adams and Paulette Wein of Adams; sons-in-law, John Sullivan and Robert Wray and daughter-in-law, Anne Wein; and six grandchildren; Andrew Sullivan, Aaron Wray, Emily Sullivan Pace, and Alexander, Nicole, and Natasha Wein. He also leaves his sisters, Selma Weitz of Brookfield, CT, and Gertrude Silverstein of Needham, MA. He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Stanley Wein of Valley Stream, NY. The family would like to thank the Williamstown Commons staff for its extraordinary care and compassion, and to express their deepest gratitude to friend and caregiver Stephen Michalenko. FUNERAL SERVICES: The funeral service for Eugene Wein will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at 1p.m. at MCLA's Church Street Center (265 Church St., North Adams). Burial will follow at the Beth Israel Cemetery in Clarksburg, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth Israel or the Drury High School Basketball Booster Club, in care of the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 521 West Main Street North Adams, MA 01247. Shiva (memorial observance) will take place at Congregation Beth Israel (Lois Street, North Adams) on Wednesday and Thursday, August 5-6, and at the home of Paulette Wein (Berkshire Mill, One Berkshire Place, Adams) on Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9. On each evening, Shiva will start at 7:00, with a brief service at 7:30. Please visit : www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 4, 2015
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