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Obituary for Donald M. Munger

Donald Merle Munger, 89, of 1000 North Street Pittsfield, died April 6, 2017 at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility where he resided for the past two years. Born in Pittsfield, the son of John Munger Sr. and the former Hazel Fish, he attended Pittsfield schools.
Don served his country in the United States Navy during WWII as a Seaman 2nd class. Don was a threader at the former A. H. Rice Company for forty-seven years before retirement. He was a communicant of St. Stephen's Church.
His greatest joys were attending family functions. It was at these functions that he was able to hear about his family's lives, see their smiling faces and most importantly get all those hugs, which made his day.
Don also loved music and going to concerts with his daughter Sheila. He listened to the radio every day and enjoyed singing along to all the songs. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Bruins fan. Even though it mean the world to him Don once gave his favorite Red Sox jacket to a man that lived in his building because he did not own a jacket and could not afford one. Don was a special person.
Don's family will truly miss his strength and love of life.
Don is survived by his daughters; Sheila Lepotakis and her husband Neil of Pittsfield, MA and Laurie Munger of Pittsfield, MA his sons; David Munger and his wife Cherie of Lee, MA and Donald Munger of Becket, MA, his brother; Raymond Munger of Pittsfield, six grandchildren; Stephen Lepotakis and Christopher Lepotakis both of Pittsfield, MA, Aaron Munger and his wife Celina of New York, Chelsy Stewart of Texas, Rebecca White of Florida, Thomas Sidway of Pittsfield, MA, two great-grandchildren; Mia Munger and Adam Munger of New York.
Don was predeceased by his wife; the former Mavis June Beers, who died May 18, 2005, his brothers; Clifford Munger, John F. Munger Jr., Rosewell Munger, sister; Mary Luke, Dorothy Panzeri and Ruth Durant.

FUNERAL NOTICE – Funeral services for Donald M. Munger who died April 6, 2017 will be held Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 11am at Pittsfield Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet inside the gate. Calling Hours will be held Monday evening from 4-7p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Special Olympics of Western Massachusetts or to Chin Bo Jok Martial Arts Academy where his grandson Stephen receives exceptional treatment in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 BRADFORD STREET, PITTSFIELD, MA 01201.

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