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Mark Eisen

Sep 27, 1958 - Nov 17, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

Mark Eisen1958-2023******** Mark Eisen was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1958. He moved to the United States at the age of 19, attending USC in Los Angeles, California. Mark followed a creative path, becoming a fashion designer in Los Angeles then moving to New York City where he built an eponymous luxury fashion brand that regularly premiered on the foremost runways. With studios around the globe, Eisen's clothing collections were sold internationally for over 20 years. Throughout his care...Read More

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John Rybacki

Feb 10, 1987 - Feb 08, 2024

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Great Barrington, MA

Born in Tennessee in 1987, John Rybacki left us in February 2024, just shy of his 37th birthday.You might say he lived large - John was a big guy with a big heart, a warm smile and a wide circle of family and friends who he adored. John grew up in Great Barrington, MA, where he attended local schools. He graduated from high school in Florida and then earned an associates degree from Berkshire Community College.John was drawn to the trades and pursued a certificate in welding and an apprentice program with the Ironworker’s Local 7 in Boston. He then became a journeyman ironworker and worked for a number of companies on projects across Massachusetts.John’s interests centered on his family and friends, and included boating, fishing, modifying cars, football and cooking. John is survived by his children, Blake Rybacki and Isabella Crittendon, his sister Kendall Rybacki and his parents, Peter and Geri Rybacki of Great Barrington.John’s family is so grateful to the staffs of Fairview Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center and CHP Berkshires for their support through John’s brief illness. If you’d like to make a memorial donation, please consider one of them or a charity of your choice.SERVICES - Calling hours will be at Finnerty & Stevens in Great Barrington on Wednesday, February 28, from 12-2. A Remembrance Gathering will follow at Crissey Farms in Great Barrington. To send remembrances to his family please go to www.finnertyandstevens.com

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John Snyder

Mar 22, 1940 - Feb 13, 2024

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Great Barrington, MA

John Snyder, 83, resident of Great Barrington, MA, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Born in Egremont, MA on March 22, 1940, he was the son of William and Louise Morandi Snyder. John was a husband, father, papa, and more. He was the supervisor of the minerals department for the company, Pfizer, for over forty plus years. John also served in the Army Reserves from 1961-1963. He was a true leader, and had a love for hunting, bowling, and golfing. Anyone who was lucky enough to know John knew how genuine, humble, and caring he was. He loved his family more than anything. John is predeceased by his late wife of over sixty years, Barbara Snyder, and siblings Billy and Betty-Anne. He leaves behind siblings Shirley Roots, Nancy Peck, Lorraine Love, Anne McDermott, Lily Hankey, Janey Eichstedt, James Snyder, David Snyder, and Larry Ball. His sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Ed Pruhenski. His three sons, John Snyder Jr (Joely), Joe Snyder (Nicole), and Jeff Snyder (Elizabeth). As well as his grandchildren, Skylar, Autumn, Caitlyn, Giada, Parker, and Ricky. SERVICES - For all and any who would like to share their condolences- on Tuesday, February 20th, there will be a calling hour for any last respects from 10-11am at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington in lieu of a wake. This will be followed by a quick service at the funeral home, then proceeding to St. Peter’s cemetery for burial. Family and friends are also then welcomed to the Great Barrington VFW at 1:00 pm for a celebration of John’s life.To send remembrances to his family please go to www.finnertyandstevens.com

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Faron Bond

Mar 20, 1957 - Dec 03, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA - Faron W. Bond, age 66, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Sunday December 3, 2023 in Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington. He was born on March 20, 1957 in Plainfield, a son of the late Wilber J. and Iris E. Marriott Bond. He was locally raised and educated. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Cobleskill Stone Quarry in Oneonta. At one time he lived in Otego and later in Springfield before moving to Massachusetts. Faron loved anything outdoors especially hunting, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, WWE Wrestling and upon the conclusion of WWE he would demonstrate his new moves on his daughters. He loved to tinker and fix things, a man of many talents. His family was everything to him. He was hard working man who would help anyone anytime. Truly a great friend to many who will never be forgotten. Surviving him are four daughters: Monica Bond of Richfield Springs, Jeany Collins and her husband David of Westmoreland, Karen Diotte of Richfield Springs, Andrea Fisher and her husband Dennis of Ilion, four sisters Nancy Armstrong and her husband Dale of Schuyler Lake, Claudia Ostrander of Richfield Springs, Janet Duncan of Schuyler Lake, Laurie Duncan of West Winfield, eleven grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers; Billy, Fred, Bradley and Mickey Bond, three sisters Elizabeth Burdick, Gloria Burdick, and Dede Farber and his beloved cat Spanky. Funeral services for Mr. Bond will be private and at the convenience of his family, Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Luke Olsen

Apr 06, 1966 - Nov 27, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

Luke Olsen was born in NYC, April 6, 1966 and died peacefully but unexpectedly November 27, 2023. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Clarke and Ria Olsen. He was a skilled carpenter who taught himself to be capable in all aspects of construction. Luke was a generous soul who was liked by all who met him. A memorial gathering will be held at a future date. To send remembrances to his family please go to www. finnertyandstevens. com

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Elizabeth White

Feb 17, 1925 - Nov 27, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

Elizabeth "Bette" White, a longtime resident of Stockbridge, MA died on Monday, November 27, 2023 at Kimball Farms Nursing Center in Lenox, MA at the age of 98. Born on February 17, 1925 in Springfield, MA she was the daughter of Adolpho and Alfonsina (Borgatti) Guidetti. Following graduation from Bryant College Elizabeth worked as a "Breck Girl" modeling for Breck Shampoo. Elizabeth, affectionately known as Bette met Fayette O. White, Jr. and the couple was married on April 18, 1951. Primarily a homemaker, Bette worked as a secretary for Berkshire Country Day School and was one of the first seamstresses for Country Curtains. The couple was married for 59 years before Fayette died on June 27, 2010. Elizabeth was a member of the Junior League of Pittsfield as well as a volunteer at The Mount in Lenox. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, playing tennis and loved gardening. Bette is survived by her beloved children, Jennifer Carmichael of Stockbridge, MA; Christopher White and wife Jane of Weston, MA; Robin Race and her husband Thomas of Egremont, MA; Mark White of Stockbridge, MA; Jacqueline Rupert and husband David of Troy, VT. She also leaves her 11 grandchildren, John Carmichael, Mason and Peter White, Valerie, Tyler and Scott Race, Katie Mancino and Hannah, Danielle, Samantha and Jack White as well as 11 great grandchildren. Along with her husband, Fayette, she was also predeceased by her son David White in 1977 and her granddaughter Victoria White in 1986. SERVICE: As per her wishes service and burial will be private. There will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to either The Berkshire Humane Society or The Lee Food Pantry c/o Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to her family please go to www. finnertyandstevens. com

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Faron Bond

Mar 20, 1957 - Dec 03, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA - Faron W. Bond, age 66, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Sunday December 3, 2023 in Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington. He was born on March 20, 1957 in Plainfield, a son of the late Wilber J. and Iris E. Marriott Bond. He was locally raised and educated. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Cobleskill Stone Quarry in Oneonta. At one time he lived in Otego and later in Springfield before moving to Massachusetts. Faron loved anything outdoors especially hunting, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, WWE Wrestling and upon the conclusion of WWE he would demonstrate his new moves on his daughters. He loved to tinker and fix things, a man of many talents. His family was everything to him. He was hard working man who would help anyone anytime. Truly a great friend to many who will never be forgotten. Surviving him are four daughters: Monica Bond of Richfield Springs, Jeany Collins and her husband David of Westmoreland, Karen Diotte of Richfield Springs, Andrea Fisher and her husband Dennis of Ilion, four sisters Nancy Armstrong and her husband Dale of Schuyler Lake, Claudia Ostrander of Richfield Springs, Janet Duncan of Schuyler Lake, Laurie Duncan of West Winfield, eleven grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers; Billy, Fred, Bradley and Mickey Bond, three sisters Elizabeth Burdick, Gloria Burdick, and Dede Farber and his beloved cat Spanky. Funeral services for Mr. Bond will be private and at the convenience of his family, Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Peter Strong

May 07, 1924 - Nov 14, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

Peter Whitney Strong, 99, died November 14, 2023. He is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Emily Palfini Strong, his cousin, Robert Maytum and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Peter was an avid cross-country skier, cyclist, hiker and Buffalo Bills fan. He proudly served his Country in WWII and enjoyed a career as an engineer with various phone companies. Services were private in accordance with

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Mark Eisen

Sep 27, 1958 - Nov 17, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

Mark Eisen1958-2023******** Mark Eisen was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1958. He moved to the United States at the age of 19, attending USC in Los Angeles, California. Mark followed a creative path, becoming a fashion designer in Los Angeles then moving to New York City where he built an eponymous luxury fashion brand that regularly premiered on the foremost runways. With studios around the globe, Eisen's clothing collections were sold internationally for over 20 years. Throughout his career, working in the diverse creative worlds of America, Italy, France, Japan, and China, he cultivated a cross-cultural, global perspective by creating objects that enhance life through beauty. In 2007, Mark returned to South Africa where he rehabilitated a 17th Century French Huguenot wine farm. During this time on the farm, he shifted to industrial design and began a tenure designing fragrance vessels exclusively for the Maisons of the luxury group Richemont. Starting in the mid-2010s, Mark began mining his personal archive with the intention of creating sculpture. Mark returned to the United States in 2019 where he continued his fine art practice. Working relentlessly to push sculptural craftsmanship to new heights, his final work incorporates key concepts and forms built over nearly three decades as a designer, fusing pattern-making, tooling, material, architecture and technology. These sculptures were his final creations of pure passion, created to evoke hope and happiness in everyone who experienced them. Mark met Karen, the love of his life in 2002, and they married in 2006, He loved her deeply, wholly, and well. They were partners and best friends. They lived their lives together lovingly, passionately, and bravely, moving and travelling across the globe, embarking on incredible adventures and loving no one else's company like they did each other's. Mark and Karen raised two beautiful children, Abigail Eloise a sophomore at Berkshire School and Cameron Harry, a seventh grader at Indian Mountain School. Of all that he accomplished in his amazing life, there was nothing that matched the pride he had as Abby and Cam's father. Mark lived with unmatched passion for everything he did. He fervently devoted himself to each moment in life, from his art, to his love, to his extensive sushi orders. Mark did nothing small or half way. It is impossible to accurately convey the light Mark had. He was radiant and magical and full of boundless love and optimism. To know Mark was to have a friend, a confidant, a mentor, a defender, an inspiration. He was generous beyond measure. He was exceedingly humble. He was kind, and he was brave. Mark is also survived by his two sisters Merle and Linda, his sister in law Kristen, and his brother in laws Avi, Hershel and Sean, his 5 nephews Ilan Mitrani, Gil Mitrani, Yoni Mitrani, Ohad Mitrani, Russell Berg and David Flynn, and his 4 nieces: Sara Bergman, Hannah Flynn, Molly Flynn and Claire Flynn. Mark was an eternal optimist, loved objects of beauty, and treasured scuba diving with Abby and Cam. Mark, may you find your peace among your manta rays and rainbows forever. Give Granny Pauline and Grandpa Harry big hugs. We love you more than you will ever know Condolences can be made through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home 426 Main St. Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Rose Wellauer

Aug 15, 1928 - Nov 01, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Rose Wellauer, at the age of 95. She was born in Lungern, Switzerland on August 15th, 1928 and lived a life filled with love, kindness, and grace. Rose and her husband Hans Wellauer emigrated to the United States in 1955 and settled in Harwinton, CT where they raised their three children. After owning a bakery and working in the restaurant business for many years, Rose became a home health aide at Brooker Memorial. Caring for the sick and injured was her true passion. In 1976, Rose and Hans purchased the former Caesar's Restaurant, renamed it Hans' Restaurant, and moved their family to Great Barrington, MA. Together they built a thriving business and created a special gathering place for locals and visitors alike. After retiring from the restaurant business, Rose went back to caring for others as a home caregiver and babysitter extraordinaire. Rose was a devoted mother and grandmother (Mimi) who dedicated her life to her family and anyone who needed her. She was the epitome of strength and resilience, and her warm smile and gentle spirit touched the hearts of everyone she met. Mimi had a passion for life and an adventurous spirit. She loved the ocean, the mountains and her beautiful garden. She loved all animals but had a special way with dogs and was often referred to as the dog whisperer. But her greatest love of all was her grandchildren. She cherished their visits and when they weren't nearby, she enjoyed looking at their pictures. Rose Wellauer is survived by her sister Trudy Staub, her sister Anni Muggli, her brother Hans Zumstein (Margaret), daughter, Deb Welch (Edward), her son Peter Wellauer (Lynn Comali) and her daughter Heidi Nejaime (James). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jordan Wilson (Christopher), Alyssa O'Malley (Conor), Meagan Nejaime (John Caruso), Kayne Wellauer, Keegan Wellauer, Katrina Welch, and Victoria Welch. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered for her unwavering love and the positive impact she made on our lives. SERVICES: The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Visitation will conclude with a brief prayer service followed by a luncheon at Fiddleheads Grille, 999 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fairview Hospital in her honor c/o Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to her family please go to www. finnertyandstevens. com

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Janice Storti

May 02, 1941 - Sep 07, 2023

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Great Barrington, MA

Janice L. Storti, aka "Stort", beloved teacher for the Southern Berkshire Regional School District died September 7, 2023 at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. She was 82 years old. Born in Westfield, MA on May 2, 1941, she was the daughter of James Francis and Genevieve Sofia (Pinas) Humason. Upon her graduation from Westfield State College in 1963 she was immediately hired by Mt. Everett Regional School System where she remained for over 50 years. During her teaching career she served as the high school newspaper advisor, Cum Laude advisor, curriculum leader, graduation advisor, National Honor advisor, and the GED language arts instructor just to name a few. Jan was also a mentor for new teachers. In 1999 she was named "Teacher of the Year" by the Westfield State Alumni Department. Although she officially retired on June 30, 2006, Janice would often return as either a long-term substitute teacher or to assist a new teacher. She impacted many students over her long and distinguished career. When not at school with her students, Janice enjoyed gardening, reading, writing and traveling abroad. Janice is survived by her daughter Julie Blythe Storti of Housatonic, MA and her granddaughter Genevieve Madeline Pratt of Boston, MA. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Genevieve Humason and her brother James Humason. Service - A service celebrating the life of Janice Humason Storti will be held on Monday, September 25th at 4:00 PM at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Jan's legacy as a teacher, donations of school supplies will be accepted at the memorial service and then donated locally in Jan's name. To send remembrances to her family please go to www. finnertyandstevens. com

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