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William M. Barzie

1953 - 2016 William M. Barzie, 62 of Laguna Hills, CA. died at home after a short battle with single cell carcinoma on March 14, 2016. Born in Pittsfield on October 24, 1953, he was the son of the late Tino and Bette Westover Barzie. He was educated in local schools and was a 1971 graduate of the former Rockwood Academy of Lenox. After graduation, he moved to California to pursue a music career as a drummer. Bill was known during the late 60's as a talented young drummer playing with several local musicians. As an adult he played in both California and Las Vegas, but his favorite music to play was jazz. During the past 10 years he was employed as a personal driver. Known as Mr. Bill to his customers, he drove daily to LAX, local casinos, even to restaurants or appointments for his customers when they did not want to drive. Bill enjoyed golf, continued to follow the Red Sox and Patriots from the west coast and was also a fan of the Oakland Raiders. He is survived by his beloved daughter Bettellen Cranham, her husband Andy, and grandson, Lucky, all of Ventura, CA. A sister Gail Broderick and her partner Don Menard of Pittsfield, a nephew Gerry Broderick of Vermont, Matt Broderick of Pittsfield and a niece Micaela Shove of Hinsdale. There will be no calling hours.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 22, 2016
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