Dr. J. David Poutasse

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Dr. J. David Poutasse

1934-2012 PITTSFIELD Dr. J. David Poutasse, 78, of 593 Holmes Road, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday October 22nd from complications of acute leukemia.

Born in Newton, Mass., on January 20, 1934, he was the son of Dr. John J. and Mary Whalen Poutas. Dr. Poutasse was a 1955 cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a 1959 graduate of Harvard Medical School.

On June 11, 1960, he married Margaret Ann Lynch of Rome, N.Y. After serving two years in the U.S. Army in Bad Cannstadt, Germany, Dr. Poutasse and his wife settled in Pittsfield with their growing family. Dr. Poutasse joined the radiology practice of Dr. John Gowdey at Berkshire Medical Center in 1966. He was instrumental in establishing the radiation oncology department at BMC and was specially trained as a "B" reader in the detection of asbestosis. Dr. Poutasse, who also was an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, retired in 1999. He was a longtime member of the Thursday Evening Club, the Golf Club and The Lenox Club.

Dr. Poutasse is survived by his wife of 52 years, his daughter Sarah and her husband William Carpenter of Kennett Square, Pa., his son John and his wife Mara Flynn of Arlington, Va., and his daughter Marianna and her husband Dr. Eric Korenman of Pittsfield. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren William, Matthew and Caroline Carpenter, Rebecca, Jack and Henry Poutasse and James and Anna Claire Korenman, as well as his sisters Mary Ellen Caruso of Lyme, Conn., and Miriam Kepner of Gwynedd Valley, Pa. Dr. Poutasse was predeceased by his sister, Martha Whoriskey, of Larchmont, N.Y.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Dr. J. David Poutasse will be held Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lenox, with Rev. C.J. Waitekus, pastor officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday at the WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME from 5 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org, and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, www.tsalliance.org.

Thoughts and wishes for the family may be emailed to condolences@wellingtonfuneralhome.com



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 25, 2012
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