Gordon E. Scales, Sr. 1936-2012 PITTSFIELD Gordon E. Scales, Sr., 75, of 112 Roselyn Drive, Pittsfield, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on September 25, 1936, a son of James R. and Vera Grant Scales, he was educated in Pittsfield schools. Mr. Scales worked for Golf School Digest, Bland Electric, and for Maxymillian Construction. Mr. Scales was a member of Congregation Ahavath Shalom in Great Barrington. He enjoyed going out on his boat, reading, and watching science fiction. He always looked forward to his Saturday morning coffee get-togethers with the guys. Mr. Scales is survived by a daughter, Robin Scales and her companion, Carl Ashley, of California; a son, Gordon E. Scales, Jr., also of California; two brothers, Lowell Scales and Robert Scales, Sr., both of Pittsfield; eight sisters, Lorraine Wade of Boston, Sylvia Davis and Hazel Scales of Pittsfield, Kitty Mae Burston of Springfield; Bobbie Scales and Arlene Scales of Pittsfield, Bernice Scales of Springfield, and Denise Scales of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Eric Scales and Ashley and Jasmine Scales, nieces and nephews; as well as his companion, Anita Bakst of Pittsfield and his dog, "Dusty". He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Lisa R. Scales. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Gordon E. Scales, Sr., will be held Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Barbara Cohen, Spiritual Advisor of Congregation Ahavath Shalom officiating. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Scales may be made to the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 11, 2012