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George C. Dyer Jr.


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George C. Dyer Jr. Obituary
DALTON - George C. Dyer, Jr. of Dalton passed away on Monday, January 7.

George was born in Pittsfield on August 22, 1926 the son of George C. Dyer, Sr and Mildred Stearns Dyer. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1944 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in Germany, as a Communications Specialist with the 9th Field Artillery Battalion. While in the European Theater, when not preforming his communications duties, he helped to guard POW's and protected civilians from violence in areas under military jurisdiction. He never liked talking about the atrocities of war, preferring instead to reach out and help others through the many charities he generously donated to.

George married the beautiful girl with the large brown eyes and warm smile- Beverly Jean Daury on June 25, 1949, she passed away June 25, 2016. Together they raised a family of five.

He worked for the General Electric Company for 44 years, retiring in 1988 as a quality assurance engineer. He was a member of the Dalton Community House Board of Directors. A talented artist, he composed and drew scenery for the Dalton Follies for several years. With his wife Beverly, he chaperoned field trips and school dances for Dalton teens.

George held many fond memories of growing up on Henry Avenue where he would fly paper airplanes out the attic window and attend school right across the street. He took great pride in his first job at England Brothers where he helped deliver goods, build furniture and set up the Santa Claus Station with great delight.

He later worked for the Model Dairy where he would often sneak ice cream to the kids in the park.

George was an avid sports enthusiast. He enjoyed competing in wrestling, baseball, softball, basketball, track, tennis and bowling.

His greatest joy was spending time with family, recently celebrating the holiday together and taking in the beautiful Christmas lights.

Survivors include sons David and Chris Dyer of Dalton, daughters Cindy Ray and Cherie Gimlewicz of Pittsfield, daughter Vicki Thomas of Broadbrook, CT, sons in laws Dennis Ray, Karl Gimlewicz and Scott Thomas, He leaves six grandchildren Christopher, Ashley, and Kelly Ray, Shiloh (Thomas) Hahn and Michael and Matthew Gimlewicz. He also leaves a great grand daughter Zara Pervaiz, a brother Robert Dyer and sister in law Mary Ellen Daury.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Per Georges request there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or The Smile Train, 633 Third Avenue 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017 both which were dear to his heart. BARTLETT WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 525 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226 are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 13, 2019
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