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Lewis M. Whitcomb, 90

December 20, 2012

STAMFORD, Vt. Lewis Matthews Whitcomb, 90, of 827A Main Road died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his home.

Born in Amherst, Mass., on Sept. 28, 1922, son of Berton and Alice Matthews Whitcomb, he graduated from Amherst High School in 1940. He completed his bachelor of science degree in 1949 and later his master's degree of science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

An Army veteran of World War II, he served fighting in the Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the Purple Heart, bronze star medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 1, 1945.

Mr. Whitcomb began his teaching career in the Adams, Mass., school system in 1951, then taught at Drury High School in North Adams, Mass., for several years until he returned to Adams. He taught science, retiring from Hoosac Valley High School in 1984 after 34 years of service.

He was a communicant of St. John Bosco Church. He also was a member of VFW Post 996 and American Legion Post 125, both in North Adams. He enjoyed photography.

He and his wife, the former Lorane M. Moir, were married on Aug. 19, 1950, in the former St. Francis of Assisi Church in North Adams.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, David A. Whitcomb and his wife, Donna, of Stamford and J. Michael Whitcomb and his wife, Lynda, of Derwood, Md.; two daughters, Judith A. Whitcomb and her wife, Cheryl Sponburgh, of Amherst and Mary Jane Whitcomb of Bernardston, Mass.; a brother, Harlan Whitcomb of Belchertown, Mass., and nieces and nephews.

Another son, John Whitcomb, died in infancy. His two sisters and six brothers Effie Hayes, Reita Hatt and George, Arthur, Edward, Leonard, Royce and Harold Whitcomb predeceased him.

FUNERAL NOTICE A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Whitcomb will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. John Bosco Church in Stamford. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery in North Adams.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stamford Volunteer Fire Department or to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.


Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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A GREAT MAN a WONDERFUL TEACHER
from: Karol J Stefanskion: 09-12-2013

My beloved friend and mentor. I hold fond memories --you will be missed--Johnny
from: John "Doc" Moresion: 12-26-2012

Mr. Whitcomb was instrumental in setting my course along an engineering and technical career path. Teachers are like that sometimes. I have often thought of him as one of my first mentors in science and technology.
from: Ray Gruszecki, Dallas, Texason: 12-21-2012

 
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