Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:54pm
North Adams, MA now: 70 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
LOG IN | REGISTER NOW   


Search By Name or Keyword:
Printer Friendly Version
   Send to a friend
Joseph R. Kashmann, 89

January 06, 2013

STAMFORD, Vt. — Joseph Robert Kashmann, 89, of Main Road died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at North Adams (Mass.) Commons after an extended debilitating illness.

Born in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 1, 1923, to Seymour and Beatrice Kashmann, he graduated from Hartford Public High School, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, and master's of science degrees in chemistry from the University of Bridgeport, Conn., and Southern Connecticut State University.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces.

Mr. Kashmann was a chemistry teacher at Joseph A. Foran, Jonathan Law and Milford high schools, all in Milford, Conn. He also taught chemistry at Southern Connecticut State University and was the recipient of numerous National Science Foundation study grants.

Beginning in the 1970s, he maintained a second home in Readsboro, Vt., and moved there permanently in 1982 following his retirement. He and his wife, Marjorie, were avid downhill skiers for more than 40 years and Mr. Kashmann skied until he was 84. He and wife also enjoyed square dancing, tennis and horseback riding.

Active in politics in Milford and Readsboro, he was a former chairman of the Readsboro Democratic Committee. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Alpenwald Association.

He and his wife, the former Marjorie Rosoff, were married on Jan. 15, 1950

Besides his wife of 62 years, he leaves three daughters, Jyll (Jill) Kashmann of West Hartford, Conn., Betsy Kashmann-Myrow and her husband, Jay, of Warwick, N.Y., and Margaret Moss Kashmann and her partner, Eric Leighton, of Readsboro, and two grandchildren, Jora Myrow of Austin, Texas, and Uriah Kashmann-Myrow of Warwick.

He was predeceased by a brother, Malvin Kashmann, and a sister, Doris Kashmann.

FUNERAL NOTICE — According to his wishes, Mr. Kashmann donated his body to the University of Vermont Medical School. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201, in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247.


Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
Post Comment
No Comments have been left
 
Third Thursday May 2015
Pittsfield's monthly summer street festival, 3rd Thursday,...
Girls Inc. Awards 2015
Girls Inc. honored scholarship recipients at the annual...
Williamstown Memorial Day...
Williamstown marked Memorial Day with a parade on Main...
Cheshire Memorial Day 2015
Cheshire residents, veterans, and special guests follow the...
Adams Memorial Day 2015
Adams observed Memorial Day with a parade and a ceremony at...
North Adams Memorial Day 2015
Residents, veterans, and guests met at the Veterans...
Clarksburg Memorial Day 2015
Clarksburg held Memorial Day observances at Town Hall with...
Pittsfield Memorial Day 2015
Pittsfield celebrated Memorial Day on Monday with a parade...
Wahconah High Prom 2015
Wahconah Regional High School held its 2015 Prom at the...
Lacrosse: Wahconah at Taconic
Wahconah won over Taconic 13-3 Friday afternoon.
Lanesborough Memorial Day...
Lanesborough celebrated Memorial Day Sunday with a parade...
Lee High Prom 2015
Lee High School held its senior prom at Cranwell Resort in...
Sullivan School Memorial Day...
Students, faculty, veterans, and distinguished guests...
Lacrosse: Pittsfield at...
Brendan Leary led the Pittsfield boys lacrosse team to a...
T&F: Quad Dual Meet
Mount Greylock's track and field team hosted three other...
Baseball: Wahconah at...
"It was really cold out today, and I had to heat up my...
Third Thursday May 2015
Pittsfield's monthly summer street festival, 3rd Thursday,...
Girls Inc. Awards 2015
Girls Inc. honored scholarship recipients at the annual...
Williamstown Memorial Day...
Williamstown marked Memorial Day with a parade on Main...
Cheshire Memorial Day 2015
Cheshire residents, veterans, and special guests follow the...
Adams Memorial Day 2015
Adams observed Memorial Day with a parade and a ceremony at...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings |
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2012 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved

Privacy Policy| User Agreement