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Joseph Greenbush Jr.


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Joseph F. Greenbush Jr.

1935 -- 2015 ADAMS Mr. Joseph F. Greenbush Jr., 80, of 2 Arnold Ave. Adams, died early Thursday morning, June 11, 2015, at his home. He was born in Adams on March 11, 1935, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Liszka) Greenbush. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1953. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Air Force from 1954 until his Honorable Discharge in 1957. Following his discharge, he entered Suffolk University in Boston, where he held dual majors in Mathematics and Psychology, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1962. Mr. Greenbush then went to work at General Electric in Pittsfield, until retiring from its Ordnance Division in 1991. Following his retirement, he worked at Tanglewood in Lenox as a supervisor for gatekeeping staff until 2012. He served as a Trustee of the Adams Free Library, and volunteered his time and talent to the Adams Zoning Board of Appeals, the St. John Paul II Charity Center, and the Adams Council on Aging, where he would assist seniors in tax preparation. While living in Cheshire for several years, he had been a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church and was a member of the Cheshire Planning Board. He enjoyed working with computers, cross country skiing, reading, bird watching and sports, especially hockey. He mostly enjoyed time spent with family and his grandchildren, and being the Commissioner of Joe, Roy & Jimmy's Thursday Breakfast Club. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Marie C. Picciuto, whom he married on October 12, 1963; four daughters, Linda Cernik and her husband, Scott, of Adams, Lisa Greenbush and her late companion, Ron Boody, Jr., of Cheshire; Jennifer Montalto and her husband, Joseph, of Rocky Hill, Conn. and Marybeth Degen and her husband, Marty, of Suffield, Conn.; six grandchildren, Daniel Cernik, Anna and Maggie Montalto; and JJ, Lucas and Leah Degen, and several nieces and nephews . FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 12 Noon in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams. Rev. David R. Raymond, Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Cheshire, will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Roy Thompson Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in veterinary medicine, in care of Greylock Federal Credit Union, 2 Park St., Adams, MA 01220. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 15, 2015
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