Theodore E. Underhill Jr.
Theodore Edward Underhill, Jr., 88, of Stearns Avenue, Pittsfield, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on January 31, 1928, the son of Theodore E. Underhill, Sr., and Eva Jenne Underhill, he was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. He served in the United States National Guard. A mold maker by trade, Mr. Underhill first worked for Lakewood Mold, then for Tog Mold Tool & Die Company where he was General Manager. He concluded his career at Hi-Tech Mold & Tool, Inc., where he worked part-time for twenty years before retiring at age 85. Mr. Underhill had a passion for airplanes and had his pilot's license. He enjoyed carpentry and tinkering around the house and his gardens. He owned a Kawasaki Mule with a plow and would often be seen giving his neighbors a helping hand. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, NASCAR, and motorcycling. Mr. Underhill leaves his wife, the former Annie Leighton, whom he married April 2, 1982. He is also survived by two daughters, Dianne Blake and her husband, Edward, of Pittsfield, and Patricia Tornicelli and her partner, Denise, of Lenox; four sons, John Leighton of Pittsfield, Allan Underhill and his wife, Carmella, of Pittsfield, Theodore E. Underhill, III and his wife, Rose, of Pittsfield, and James Underhill, Sr., and his wife, Angela, of Pittsfield; a brother, Francis Tremblay and his wife, Debby, of Lanesborough; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as his two sisters-in-law, Patricia Burke and Elizabeth Leighfield, both of Pittsfield, and a brother-in-law, Francis Fetridge and his wife, Monica, of Cheshire. FUNERAL NOTICE : Funeral services for Theodore E. Underhill, Jr., will be private with burial to be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The DERY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. [ML($dERY.JPG)]
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