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David Tanzman, 55

David Jeremy Tanzman died early in the morning of February 27, 2021 in his home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts having bravely battled cancer for the past five months.

David was born in North Adams on November 8, 1965 and attended Pine Cobble School, Mt Anthony Union High School and Franklin-Pierce College. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at the Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams. David was a sales representative at Oak and Spruce and had a busy landscaping business. He was an accomplished youth swimmer and he loved downhill skiing. David had a keen interest and knack for history especially the Civil War and the Pacific Theatre of World War II and was an avid reader.

David was a good friend and he had many close and longstanding friendships. He loved to share the bounty of his garden with neighbors, friends and family. David was a sensitive and skilled care giver providing comfort and support to family members and friends in need. He was a devoted dog lover and any dog he raised was well-behaved and affectionate.

He is survived by his mother Melinda Tanzman, step-father Burton Shapiro, daughter Kaitlin Collins, and granddaughter Alexis Taylor. He is also survived by his siblings Beth, George and Jayson Tanzman, step brothers Andrew and Loren Shapiro and Colin Barney. David is predeceased by his father Irving Tanzman and step-mother Gail Tanzman.

A small graveside gathering of will take place on March 1, 2021 at the Beth Israel cemetery in Clarksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in the care of the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit


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Great man he will be truly missed. Memories of him mowing the lawn with my son and giving my little babies ice pops he was my neighbor for years sad to hear the news sorry for ur loss
from: Theresa Thompsonon: 03-06-2021

My prayers for David and his family and friends he was a great man
from: Michael Larocque on: 03-04-2021

Jayson & George,
I am so sorry to hear about David. Please know you are in my thoughts.
Laurie Wiles (Bump)
from: Laurie Wileson: 03-02-2021

Sending my deepest sympathy to the Tanzman Family, his daughter and grand Daughter. David was a friend and childhood classmate to my sons. He was always kind and fun loving. Very likable and giving with his friendship. Remembering the school days, visits and sports with my boys that he loved being part of it. I will always remember his spirit. May he be at Peace. Our thoughts are will all of you.

Most Sincerely,
Caroline Martel, Nathan, Matthew and Suzette too.
from: Caroline Martelon: 03-01-2021

Kaitlin & Tanzman Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please know, I am thinking of all of you at this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Tammy Picard
from: Tammy Picardon: 03-01-2021

I'm so sorry for your loss.
from: Dusty Bahlmanon: 03-01-2021

from: Kim Serranoon: 02-28-2021

Sincere sympathy to all.
from: Bob & Nancy Waltermireon: 02-28-2021

He was a gracious and gregarious soul who loved family and friends. Always generous. Always forgiving. Always faithful. My future with him is now in lessons and memories. He will always be a part of my life.

Thank you David, for being my brother.
from: Cleave Carteron: 02-28-2021

Sending love, light and strength to the Tanzman family. You are in my thoughts and prayers 💙🙏
from: Kirsten Kristensen-Roccaon: 02-27-2021

RIP David, fond memories of our time swimming together as kids. Prayers to the family.
from: Judy Licht on: 02-27-2021