Timothy F. Kushi
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1943-2012 DALTON Mr. Timothy F. Kushi, 69, of Dalton, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Baystate Medical Center.
Born in Pittsfield on February 13, 1943 the son of Thomas Sr. and Dorothy Grenier Kushi, he was a 1961 graduate of Pittsfield High School.
Timothy, along with his two brothers, owned and operated Moldmaster Engineering in Pittsfield. He had formerly owned Timothy's Restaurant from 1980 until 1990. Timothy's introduced buffalo chicken wings to Berkshire county and was known for its great tasting wing sauce which would later be bottled and sold to supermarkets as TK's Buffalo Hot Wing Sauce.
Mr. Kushi had also owned several other business' including, the Clothes Hut in Dalton and Pittsfield, Kustom Inc. speed shop and Kustom Package Store both in Pittsfield.
He was a drag racing enthusiast, owning his own drag car which he would race at Lebanon Valley Speedway as well as national events across the country. He only stopped racing in the past few years but was still active in the racing circuit.
Mr. Kushi had a passion for golf, a sport he would play almost every day. He was a member of the Pittsfield Country Club and a former member of the Worthington Golf Club.
He was active in the St. Agnes Parish in Dalton and had been a communicant for over forty years.
Mr. Kushi leaves his wife, the former Ellen Buckley, who he married on April 16, 1966 at St. Joseph's Church. He is also survived by his four children, Terence Kushi and his wife Donna, Kelly Buckley and her husband Brian, Kaleen Kushi all of Pittsfield and Kristen Bazonski and her husband Matthew of Lanesborough; two brothers, Thomas Kushi Jr. and his wife Lorraine and Kevin Kushi and his wife Jean all of Pittsfield; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy "Honey" Chiorgno.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Timothy F. Kushi will be Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church in Dalton celebrated by the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, pastor of St. Charles Church in Pittsfield. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be at St. Agnes Church in Dalton on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Agnes Church CCD care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA, which is in charge of arrangements.
Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Dwyer Funeral Home
776 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 15, 2012