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Gordon E. Scales, Sr. 1936-2012 PITTSFIELD Gordon E. Scales, Sr., 75, of 112 Roselyn Drive, Pittsfield, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on September 25, 1936, a son of James R. and Vera Grant Scales, he was educated in Pittsfield schools. Mr. Scales worked for Golf School Digest, Bland Electric, and for Maxymillian Construction. Mr. Scales was a member of Congregation Ahavath Shalom in Great Barrington. He enjoyed going out on his boat, reading, and watching science fiction. He always looked forward to his Saturday morning coffee get-togethers with the guys. Mr. Scales is survived by a daughter, Robin Scales and her companion, Carl Ashley, of California; a son, Gordon E. Scales, Jr., also of California; two brothers, Lowell Scales and Robert Scales, Sr., both of Pittsfield; eight sisters, Lorraine Wade of Boston, Sylvia Davis and Hazel Scales of Pittsfield, Kitty Mae Burston of Springfield; Bobbie Scales and Arlene Scales of Pittsfield, Bernice Scales of Springfield, and Denise Scales of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Eric Scales and Ashley and Jasmine Scales, nieces and nephews; as well as his companion, Anita Bakst of Pittsfield and his dog, "Dusty". He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Lisa R. Scales. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Gordon E. Scales, Sr., will be held Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Barbara Cohen, Spiritual Advisor of Congregation Ahavath Shalom officiating. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Scales may be made to the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 11, 2012
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