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Robert "Bob" Shindler

PITTSFIELD- Robert "Bob" Shindler passed away at Berkshire Medical Center on Jan. 25, 2015 after a short illness. He was 89 and was the son of William and Rachel Shindler. Bob will be known for many things, for the volunteering at many Berkshire County and Pittsfield organizations, most often with his wife, Elaine, with whom he recently had their 66th anniversary. Perhaps most prevalent in the peoples' minds who knew Bob was his love of and concern for all manner of veterans matters, including the Jewish War Veterans of which he was the local commander and the American Legion where he was a very long time member, 70 years, practically from the day he was discharged from the United States Army following service in Europe during World War II. For all of his veteran's work, Bob was honored by Veterans' Services as Veteran of the Year for Pittsfield in 2004, a feat commemorated in stone at Memorial Park, adjacent to Knesset Israel Synagogue where he was a long time member and along with his brother-in-law, Eddie Skoletsky, served faithfully on the Knesset Israel Cemetery Committee. Many will also remember Bob for the Press Box Restaurant on Eagle Street which he ran with his uncle, Hy Shindler after the war. Bob leaves his wife, Elaine Shindler, son, Marty, daughter, Lori Fish and four grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will take place Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, MA, with the Rabbi David Weiner, Spiritual Leader, officiating. Burial will follow at Knesset Israel Cemetery, 484 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, MA. Following the burial, a meal of consolation will take place at Congregation Knesset Israel. The family will receive friends during Shiva at the family home, 203 Pomeroy Avenue, Pittsfield on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday Jan. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Contributions in memory of Bob Shindler may be made directly to The Bob and Elaine Shindler, KIZayde and KIBubbe Endowment Fund at Knesset Israel dedicated to enhance and beautify the Knesset Israel Cemetery. FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 is in charge of arrangements. Please visit : www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 27, 2015
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