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Kearons J. Whalen, III

1942 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Kearons J. Whalen, III passed away at his home in Pittsfield on Saturday morning. He was 70 years old.

A proud native of Pittsfield, he was born May 25, 1942, to Dr. Kearons J. Whalen and Ann Flay Whalen, attended local schools, and was a member of Pittsfield High School's Class of 1961. After graduating from the University of Buffalo with a bachelor's degree in history, Mr. Whalen earned his juris doctor from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he was named to the Law Review. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1968 and, with the late L. George Reder, was founding partner of the firm Reder and Whalen on Wendell Avenue where he practiced law for 45 years.

An avid golfer from his youth, Mr. Whalen was Berkshire County Golf Champion in 1969.

He married the love of his life, the former Susan Reeves of Pittsfield in 1973, and together they raised a family of twelve children who will gratefully carry their father's warmth, wit, and generosity of spirit for the rest of their lives.

He was predeceased by a son, Joseph Earl, and a brother, Marshall D. Whalen.

He leaves a sister, Mrs. Patricia Kelsey of Yarmouth, Maine. Mr. Whalen is survived by his wife, Susan, of Pittsfield and children, Geoffrey (Hilary) of Oakland, CA; Eliza (Marco) and Richard of Great Barrington, Joshua (Leann) of New Lebanon, NY; Rachel of Berkeley, CA; Oliver of Marathon, FL; Kearons (Barrie) of Somerville, MA; Reeves (Jenni) of Denver, CO; Jessy of Pittsfield; as well as Ben and Prudence, both at home. He leaves 13 devoted grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Kearons J. Whalen III will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Church, celebrated by the Rev. John Salatino, pastor. Burial will be at a later date in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Hospice-Care in the Berkshires and the Pittsfield Boys Club, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, in his memory.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013
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