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Ivars Ozols

Ivars Ozols

Tuesday, April 5th, 1932 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Ivars Ozols, 86, of Pittsfield, MA passed away on February 5, 2019 at Craneville Place of Dalton. He was born in Krustpils, Latvia on April 5, 1932, son of the late Robert and Auguste Ozols.
At age 11, he, his sister, and mother fled Latvia to escape communism. They eventually found refuge in Wurzburg, Germany. After five years, they were able to obtain a sponsorship visa from an American family to emigrate to the United States and resided in Schenectady, NY.
He graduated from Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady, NY and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY then obtained a BS in Physics from the former North Adams State College. He was employed by General Electric Ordnance Division in Pittsfield, MA as a Design Engineer. He also served in the US Army from 1956 through 1958, stationed at the Nike Hercules Missile Base in Burlington, MA. He enjoyed golf for many years and was a member of Wahconah Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Chiacchiaretta, whom he married September 3, 1960. Also, he is survived by his son, Stephen Ozols and his wife Janelle and grandson Mikhail of Epping, NH; his daughter Kirsten and her husband Steven Quatromoni and his grandson Nico and granddaughters Jenna and Julia. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Rasma Jansons.
A special recognition and thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Craneville Place of Dalton who lovingly cared for him and his family, especially during the difficult times.
Funeral Notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Ivars Ozols will be celebrated on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mark's Church, 400 West Street, Pittsfield, MA with the Rev. Christopher Fedoryshyn, Administrator officiating. CALLING HOURS WILL BE HELD AT THE CHURCH from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Inurnment will follow at St. Michael Archangel Columbarium at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for HospiceCare in the Berkshires or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    St. Mark's Church
    400 West St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Service

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Mark's Church
    400 West St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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    Rev. Christopher Fedoryshyn
  • Interment

    St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum
    222 Pecks Rd.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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Posted at 04:31pm
Kirsten, Just found out........I am so sorry for your loss. You told me so many wonderful stories about him......and your mom as well. Embrace those memories. Know that you are in my thoughts. Anthony Accardi

Nina Wojcik

Posted at 11:57am
Anna and family, So very sorry for your loss. Nina Wojcik

Posted at 11:39am
Dear Anna, Stephen, and Kristen, We are so sorry for the loss of Ivy. He loved his family above anything else. Ivy would not want you to grieve too long. Craig Randall

Posted at 10:00am
Anna so sorry for your loss. We will miss you both. Peace Anne from rosary

Claire Marchand

Posted at 11:55am
Dear Anna and Family, I knew there was a time when I would have to write this Condolences to you, as Rita has kept me updated on Ivay. I am so so sorry to read of Ivay passing. He was such a wonderful man, a GENTLEMAN. I always enjoyed seeing him with his big smile The world has loss a very special man. Please accept my Deepest Sympathy. Remember all your Happy times and smile when you think of him as it will help. Death leaves a heartache no-one can heal, Loves leases a memory no-one can steal. Fondly, Claire (Hess) Marchand Barefoot Bay, FL

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