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Helen K. Weiss

1927 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Helen Kolman Weiss, formerly of Pittsfield, currently of Berlin, Conn., died suddenly at her home on Feb. 7, 2013.

Helen was born on Feb. 22, 1927, in Pittsfield. Helen was the daughter of Nathan and Estelle Kolman, proprietors of the long standing Kolman's Berkshire Wallpaper and Paint Store, located on North Street in Pittsfield. Helen taught kindergarten in the Pittsfield Public School System for 27 years, as well as being instrumental in the first Head Start Program in Pittsfield. She was very active in many organizations, especially Hadassah, both in Pittsfield and Connecticut and served as Chapter President of the New Britain, Conn., chapter.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Marvin Weiss; her son, Eric Weiss and daughter-in-law Julie Weiss of Berlin, Conn.; her daughter, Nancy Weiss Anderson and son-in-law Jerry Anderson of Sharon, Mass.; and her grandchildren, Jacob, Eli, and Jessie Anderson and Lauren and Max Weiss.

Her love and kindness will be remembered by all whose lives she touched. Donations in memory of Helen Weiss may be made to Hadassah and mailed to Sandra Silver, 32 Elaine Drive, Bristol, Conn. 06010.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 17, 2013
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