Beatrice Juskalian 1921-2011 STOCKBRIDGE Beatrice Jacqueline-Lorraine MacDougall Juskalian passed away on Saturday, March 26th at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Born in Berlin, N.H. on May 21, 1921 she received her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. There she met and married Lt. Jack W. Kirk who was subsequently killed in action in Africa during World War II. Lt. Kirk was the recipient of two Silver Stars and the Purple Heart. She later married Col. George Juskalian who passed away July 4, 2010. Col. Juskalian was Lt. Kirk's first company commander and was also awarded two Silver Stars and the Legion of Merit for service during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. They were divorced in 1958. She settled in Stockbridge and taught Latin and English successively at Williams, Searles, and Lee High Schools for 30 years. She retired in 1982. Mrs. Juskalian was intensely proud of her association with the heroism of her two husbands, and of the history and heroism of her generation. She loved the Berkshires and was proud to be a part of the community of Stockbridge in particular. She leaves behind many devoted students, and in her final years, caregivers. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Anne Kirk of Kennebunk, Maine; a son, Gregory Juskalian of Tyringham; three grandsons, and two great- grandchildren. She will be interred with her first husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. A private memorial service will be held for immediate family and friends. Persons wishing to pay respect to her memory should give to the Humane Society of their choice. To her anything with four feet was something to be loved.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 29, 2011