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Roberts Leroy Rand

1918-2012 PITTSFIELD Roberts Leroy Rand, 93, of 4 Claire Place, Pittsfield, died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at his home.

Born in North Adams on September 13, 1918, a son of James Percy and Lucy Sanguinette Rand, he was a graduate of Drury High School.

He served with the United States Army during World War II.

Mr. Rand had been employed as an appliance repairman at the former Harder Electric, an electrician for Bud Paper, and as a heavy equipment operator, and had owned and operated a laundromat on Linden Street.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Rand had a special interest in clocks and he enjoyed going to flea markets.

His wife, the former Margeurite Mouhart, with whom he loved taking Sunday rides to wherever it took them, died July 4, 2004.

Mr. Rand is survived by a daughter, Lynn Rand Bartolotta, of Pittsfield; and two sons, James Rand and his wife, Patricia, and Craig Rand his wife, Karen; fifteen grandchildren, Michele, Marcella, Dennis, Douglas, Tricia, Stephanie, Traci, Heather, Craig, Melissa, Kimberly, Tammy, Jay R. Charlynn, and Kameron; thirty one great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.

He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Donna, and two grandchildren, James and Paul; as well as by his brothers and sisters, James, Howard, Richard, Barbara Thompson, Jean Andrews, Ralph, and Priscilla.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Roberts Leroy Rand will be held Friday, September 7, at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Dr. Judith Jenkins Kohatsu, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Rand may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, both in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 5, 2012
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