Roger W. Wilson
1989 - 2010 LANESBORO Roger William Wilson of Lanesboro died suddenly in the early morning of Monday Feb. 22, 2010, after suffering from apparent heart failure.
Born in Northampton, he leaves his mother, Kathleen "Kas" Maroney of Pittsfield; his father, Glenn Wilson, and stepmother, Michele Wilson, of Dalton; brother, TImothy Wilson and wife, Andrea Gifford, and their two sons, Anderson and Jairus, of Cottage Grove, Ore.; sister, Jeanette Wilson, and fiancé Colin du Mée of Medford; sister, Marilyn Anderson, and husband, Eric Anderson, of Albany, N.Y.; sister, Marissa Wilson of Dalton; grandparents, William J. Maroney, Jr. and Norma Maroney of Lee; Roger and Shirley Wilson of Lanesboro. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He attended both Wahconah Regional and Pittsfield High School. After completion, he enjoyed working as a cook and facilities personnel in both Berkshire County and Albany, N.Y.
Roger touched the lives of so many with his caring, intelligence and ever-present sense of humor. From a very young age, Roger had a great love of nature and a passion for reptiles, resulting in a volunteer internship at the Berkshire Museum Reptile Exhibit. As well as being an avid reader, Roger also enjoyed many sports, including skateboarding, mountain biking, dirt biking, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and especially skiing. He enjoyed vacationing with his family, traveling to Cape Cod, Lake Placid, Florida, Barbados, Mexico and Oregon.
His family and friends will miss the fun and creativity that Roger brought to everything he did. Memories of car rides, beach trips, cooking dinner, always included laughter. Roger's quick wit and big heart were a blessing to all who knew him. We will always hold him in our hearts and treasure the time that we had.
MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
Donations can be made in memory of Roger Wilson to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 which is in charge of arrangements.