Edward R. "Blackie" Black

Edward R. Black
ERVING - Edward R. ""Blackie"" Black, 91, of the village of Farley, loving son of George D. and Flora I. (Grant) Black of Erving, died Monday (9-23-13) at home peacefully amongst his children.
He was a retired Veteran of WWII in the European Theater from 1942 to 1945, receiving the Bronze Star for Valor and left the service as a Corporal.
He was a production Supervisor for Millers Falls Tool/Ingersoll Rand for 35 years.
Black was a member of the Lions Club and current president for 29 years.
He was also a selectman of Erving for several years.
He was predeceased by his wives, Jean in 1948 and Dorothy in 2011, and his son, George.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey and Peter, of Erving; stepdaughters, Margaret of Erving and Gloria of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Heather of Easthampton, Tara of Southwick and Jason of Greenfield; step-grandchildren, Robyn and Todd of Houston, TX, Brian of Rutland, VT, Phillip of Erving and Kimberly of West Palm, FL, and several great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Erving Community Center, 1 Care Drive in Erving at 2 p.m. on Saturday, the 28th.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested a charitable contribution to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, MA 01301.

Published in The Recorder from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2013