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William Sakowski

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William Sakowski 1927 - 2012 SAVOY William Sakowski, 84, of 125 Old Main Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his home. Born in Dalton on March 2, 1927, son of Joseph J. and Laura Lemanski Sakowski, he attended Dalton schools and graduated from the former Dalton High School in 1944. He was last employed by Crane & Co. in Dalton, retiring in 1990. Prior to that, he was a radio operator as a Merchant Marine mostly based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Sakowski was also an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving much of his time in Germany. He was a member of Post 155 of the Dalton American Legion, a member of the Globe Unity Lodge of Masons in Dalton and as a Shriner was a member of the Melha Temple in Springfield. He was also a former Savoy selectman, serving two terms. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but his favorite pastime was reading. He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Sherman, whom he married Jan. 28, 1955; two daughters, Debra Magner and her husband, Mark, of Bradenton, Fla., and Pamela LeSage of Savoy; one brother, Joseph Sakowski, and his wife, Barbara, of Dalton; three grandchildren, George LeSage III and his wife, April, and Garrett LeSage, all of Savoy, and Geola LeSage of Pittsfield; one godchild, Margaret Barone, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Walter Sakowski, and by wo sisters, Edna Haskins, Frances Zwercan. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services and burial for William Sakowski will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of the Berkshires in care of the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME which is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 11, 2012
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