CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Emil F. Begiebing Jr., 78, of 399 Laurel Lake Road, Jacksonville, Vt., formerly of Clarksburg, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Williamstown Commons.
Mr. Begiebing had been a member of the Clarksburg School Committee and former wire inspector for the towns of Clarksburg and Rowe. He also was a longtime member of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Co.
Born in North Adams on Dec. 8, 1935, a son of Emil F. Begiebing Sr. and Eola Collins Begiebing, he attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School.
He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard and a veteran of the Coast Guard, serving from 1958-1962.
Mr. Begiebing was last employed at Yankee Atomic Power Plant in Rowe, retiring in 1992. He first worked at the former Montagna Motors in North Adams, Strong-Hewat Co. and New England Power Co.
He was a member of the Readsboro, Vt., American Legion and enjoyed golfing and riding his motorcycle. While in Jacksonville, he served as president of the Laurel Lake Association.
He and his wife, the former Barbara Scott, were married Sept. 8, 1956.
Besides his wife of 57 years, he leaves four sons, Daniel Begiebing and his wife, Kimberly, of Berkshire, Vt., Frederick Begiebing and his wife, Debbie, of North Pownal, Vt., Edward Begiebing of Hooksett, N.H., and David Begiebing and his wife, Lori, of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Jane Robare and her husband, Carl, of Stamford, Vt.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Doris Baird.
FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mr. Begiebing will take place Thursday, Aug. 7, at 11:30 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Burial with military honors will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation through the funeral home.