Derek C. Gentile

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

May 27, 1955 – Nov 13, 2017 (Age 62)


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Derek C. Gentile, 62, of Great Barrington, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, November 13, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.He was born in Adams on May 28, 1955, son of the late Joseph F. and Margaret A. (Palmer) Gentile. He attended Adams schools, graduating from Hoosac...

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Played ball with Derek at the Adams Youth Center a long time ago. He spoke highly of my mom and took the time to write a nice article about her after she passed away. For that, I will always be grateful.

Hey, Uncle Derek. I'm sorry I didn't get to know you better before you left us, but you'll be happy to know your sisters are doing just fine . You had a beautiful service and a ton of people went to your wake . You're a very popular guy. Jeff and Tim gave amazing speeches to see you off, they miss you very much. I'm glad to know that your know longer in painEveryone here misses you already,but now you can always catch a Springsteen concert where ever you are.

See you later Uncle...

To Derek's family. Words are sometimes inadequate to express feelings of someone who has passed. At the very least I would like to express my sadness at Derek's passing. I enjoyed him, his stories, his work ethics. I am sure there is a special place in heaven for him.

A good, gentle, kind, smart and very funny friend gone way too soon. Rest easy my friend, job well done.

"The Love so many felt for Derek shines brightly"

I just spoke to you last week. I know now your pain is gone and you are at peace , you will leave a legacy of honor and true humanity , we will all miss and remember you .

I first met Derek in 1986 and thought he was a little strange but as it turns out he was creative. His columns will be greatly missed. He always seem to give me a pick up with his wit.

Rest in peace my friend!

This is very surreal. Your loss brought back great memories of fun and friendship. I could go years without seeing you. When I did, you always had a friendly greeting and a smile. You were a kind, sage role model for compassion and common sense. Thanks for being so kind to a young, goofy kid trying to find her way out there! My sincere condolences to your family and friends.
Helen Forfa Arnold