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Ronald Whitney

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Ronald D. Whitney 1937 - 2012 WILLIAMSTOWN Ronald D. Whitney of 264 Luce Road peacefully passed from our midst at Williamstown Commons on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, after having been encircled by loved ones. He was born April 16, 1937, the second son of Herman E. Whitney and Eleanor Dorwin Whitney. Throughout his life he passionately enjoyed music as a performer and as an avid listener. He studied trumpet privately. In his early years he was a member of the Berkshire Symphony. During the past few years he was a member of the MCLA Concert Band, the Basement Blues, and more recently the Dixie Cats. He was a member of White Oaks Congregational Church at which he had served as a Moderator for several years; at the time of his death he was Vice Moderator. He was a member of the Shriners International, which contributes to Shriners Hospital for Children. Ron was also a member of American Legion Post 152 in Williamstown. He was a mechanical engineer employed by Sprague Electric for 35 years. He was a cabinet maker, carpenter and contractor for several years. He married Carolyn Delaney on June 11, 1960 at St. James Episcopal church in Arlington, VT. He is survived by his wife of 51 years; his daughter, Jenna, and Philip Evans of London and New York; his sister, Rosemary Briggs, and her husband, Donald; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his beloved cat, Jonathan. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward. FUNERAL NOTICE: A committal service will be held in the spring at Ira Allen cemetery in Sunderland, VT, at which the Rev. Sue Stewart will officiate. If one wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Center through the FLYNN AND DAGNOLI FUNERAL HOME at 521 West Main Street, North Adams, MA. Ron's family wishes to thank Williamstown Commons, Hospice in Pittsfield, and the Rev. Sue Stewart, pastor of the White Oaks Congregational Church, for their considerable support and caring during his lengthy illness.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 24, 2012
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