John "Jack" R. Wilkinson
1951-2014 PITTSFIELD Mr. John "Jack" R. Wilkinson, 63, of 236 Connecticut Ave., passed away suddenly Saturday evening, February 15, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on January 8, 1951 the son of George and Ann Pigott Wilkinson, he was a 1969 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Mr. Wilkinson was a mold maker for several local plastics companies, including Cavallero Plastics. He was presently working for Agi-Amaray Mold and Tool. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a communicant of St. Charles Church. Jack enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and was a member of the Berkshire RC Flying Club. He was also a member of the O'Laughlin's Sportsmen's Club. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his beloved dogs, Mimi and Gidget. Mr. Wilkinson leaves his wife, the former Tracy Woodstock, whom he married on May 24, 2003 at St. Charles Church. Besides his parents of Pittsfield, he leaves two brothers, William Wilkinson and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pittsfield and George Wilkinson and his wife, Joan, of New Ashford; three sisters, Mary Wilkinson, Ann Murray and her husband, Joseph and Colleen Bergdoll and her husband, Christopher, all of Pittsfield; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and many aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael P. Wilkinson who died on August 10, 2013. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mr. John "Jack" R. Wilkinson will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9 a.m. from the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church celebrated by the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, Pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. If friends desire, donations may be made to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, in his memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 19, 2014