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Walter "Bernie" Olds

1937 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Walter "Bernie" Olds, 78, of Pittsfield, died Thursday, April 16, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born on March 17, 1937 in Pittsfield, a son of the late Walter B. and Katherine Mendocha Olds. He attended schools in Pittsfield and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. He was a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Olds was last employed for E.D. Jones Beloit Division in Dalton, Mass. for 40 years retiring as a computer programmer in the late 1990's. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was a member of the Pittsfield Piston Poppers and the Old Yankee Street Rod Clubs. He was a classic car enthusiast and was the proud owner of his restored 1954 Mercury two door hardtop. He attended many classic car shows where he had won many first place awards. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra J. McBride, whom he married Nov. 19, 1960 at Morning-side Baptist Church; a son, Donald W. Olds of Washington, Mass.; two daughters, Christine A. Cross and husband, Mark, and Jean M. Turrell and husband, Jary, all of Pittsfield; two sisters, Catherine M. Olds, and Patricia A. Duda and husband, Donald, all of Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Brianna Gendron and husband, Charles, Kristen Turrell, Michael, and Caitlyn Cross; a great-grandson, Lukas Gendron. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, Mass. Burial will follow at Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours at Dery Funeral Home will be Monday from 4 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory may be made to in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 18, 2015
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