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John F. Persing Correction1935 - 2011 W. STOCKBRIDGE John F. Persing, 76, of Swamp Road in West Stockbridge passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Berkshire Medical Center following a brief illness. A photo was inadvertently included in the obituary in yesterday's paper, but it was not a photo of John Persing. A native and lifelong resident of West Stockbridge, John was born Sept. 15, 1935, son of the late Dr. William E. Persing and Dorothy Nichols Persing. He attended local schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School, class of 1955. He retired from Mead Paper Company after 35 years of service. John will be missed by his family and many friends. He enjoyed time visting Cape Cod, seeing the Chatham Lighthouse and Walkers Pond. He enjoyed spending time talking and reminiscing with everyone and anyone he met. People will miss seeing his red truck circling through West Stockbridge. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon Walker Persing. He is also survived by his sons, J. Todd and Scott of West Stockbridge; two beloved grandchildren, Bethany and Justin, also of West Stockbridge; his sister, Nancy Clark of Granville, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, the Rev. William N. Persing. MEMORIAL NOTICE: In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public services. Donations in memory of John Persing may be made to the Boston Children's Hospital or the Berkshire Humane Society through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances, memories and reflections may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com

Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2011
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