Arthur A. Hyatt, 88
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Arthur A. Hyatt of Main Street in Sheffield passed away peacefully at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation in Canaan, Conn., on August 2, 2018.
Born in Pittsfield, Mass., on June 6, 1930, he was the son of Albert and Alva Lake Hyatt. He lived a long and active life. He worked for his father at Hyatt Gas in Pittsfield before serving in the U.S. Army. After returning to civilian life, Arthur spent his life in the gas and equipment services industry, working at Home Gas in Great Barrington, Robert Shaw Controls, Arthur Hahn Company and then his own Hyatt Supply business in Egremont before he retired.
For many years, Arthur served as Gas Inspector for the town of Egremont. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Great Barrington for over fifty years, as well as the Old Parish Church in Sheffield where he took great pride in his efforts for their annual Antique Show. He was an avid home carpenter and "fixer-upper" and a treasured story teller.
Arthur was married to his beloved wife Anne for more than sixty years. She predeceased him in 2017.
He is survived by his sons, Brian Hyatt and his wife Maryann and Keith Hyatt and his wife Kim, all of Sheffield; and his daughter, Karen Sibley and her husband Scott and their children Emily, Rachel, Meredith and Lydia of Foster, R.I.
Funeral notice: Funeral services for the late Arthur Hyatt will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018, with calling hours from 10 a.m. to noon at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. There will be a service at the Old Parish Church on Main Street in Sheffield following calling hours at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jill Graham officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, The Berkshire Humane Society, Old Parish Church or Cincinnatus Lodge through the Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home