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Joseph Kamienski

1949 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mr. Joseph F. Kamienski, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pittsfield on Aug. 10, 1949, he was the son of the late Matthew and Florence Stannard Kamienski. He was a lifelong resident of Pittsfield and a 1968 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Joe was employed at the Research and Development division of the former General Electric Plastics, and later Sabic Innovative Plastics. He retired in 2007. Joe was an outstanding athlete, playing hockey, baseball and football. He played for the Highlawn Jersey Ice Hockey team and was a member of the 1966 Pittsfield High School State Championship Baseball Team. In his later years Joe was an avid outdoorsman and golfer. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his friends on the links, or on a fishing boat. Joe will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son-in-law and grandfather. He never once missed his sons sporting events, and later enjoyed watching his grandson's events. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, the former Gerry Conklin, whom he married May 29, 1971 at the former St. Francis Xavier Church in Pittsfield, his mother-in-law, Madeline V. Conklin, his two loving sons, Brett W. Kamienski and his wife, Brooke of Lenox, and Kurt J. Kamienski and his fiance, Kelly Allan of Phoenix, Ariz., three cherished grandsons, Luke, Owen and Jackson Kamienski of Lenox. Joe also leaves a brother, David Kamienski of Pittsfield and a sister, Jean Boyle and her husband, John of Dalton. He was predeceased by two brothers, Matthew and Ronald. FUNERAL NOTICE: Mr. Joseph F. Kamienski, affectionately known as "Coach", "Tokyo" or "Gump", died Sept. 17, 2014. A liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church celebrated by the Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, care of DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 20, 2014
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