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“May the peace of God and the universe be within you always, may your kindness be a source of inspiration to others, may all who loved you always feel...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Jeanne Fiedler - NJ

“Rip mr shears ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Cleveland - North adams

“I am sorry for your loss. My brother duane and dave enjoyed their time together with their music! Donna Broga Carnevale ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a good friend to my brother Duane Broga. You have my deepest sympathy. Sandra Mills ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra Mills - Pittsfield, MA

“JOAN AND family we are so sorry to hear about Dave, he was a great man who will not be forgotten. DAVE always had words of encouragement for everyone...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Andy & Debbie (Parrott)Gigliotti - MA

“So so sorry for ur loss....there are no words that can express how sorry I am...Dave will always be with u in spirit & in your heart....Dave loved u ...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Sheryl Duff - Tobyhanna, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Gay Pikul-Frieri

“Sorry for your loss ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: PopCares - wmst, MA

“Joan and family, So sorry for your loss. If you ever need anything just let me know. You'll be in my prayers. Lois Lillie ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“We truly liked and enjoyed Dave the few times we were around him. He was warm and caring towards us. I'm so sad he lost his battle to cancer, and I...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Lynne Wallace - Hampden, MA

“Joan and family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss . Dave will be missed by all who have known him . He had such compassion and brought a smile to...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Beverly Maynard - Savoy, MA

“So sorry for your loss, Dave will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Cunagin - ADAMS, MA

“Dear Joan and family. We were so sorry to hear about Dave. He was such a good man and good friend. We send our love and sympathy to you and your...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra Frederick - Cheshire, MA

“Had many great times and good laughs with Dave as we worked together on the ambulance at both services. Great partner when helping others. Thanks...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Lynn Richardson - Adams, MA

“PEACE N BLESSED BE~ ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: CAROL TRUDEAU - florida, MA


16 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace with Jesus Dave. Gods Peace to Joane and Children. So sorry . ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Julie and Steve Shears - Peru, MA

“David now you are at peace rest easy my friend. We did have a lot of laughs and our breakfasts together were the best. Now you are the DJ in the...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: BARB Zepka - Family Friend


Mr. David A. Shears, 60, of Adams, died on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
He was born in Pittsfield on February 10, 1956, a son of the late Edwin and Olive (Rosier) Shears. He attended schools in Adams and Cheshire and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School with the class of 1975.
Mr. Shears last worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Adams Ambulance Service. He had also worked for the North Adams Ambulance Service, the former E. W. DeGere Transportation Co. and the Dufour Bus Company, Adams, and was a part time driver for the Cataract & Eye Center in Adams. He had also owned and operated his own business, Of Sound Mind DJ Service.
Dave was an Adams firefighter, and had been a member of the Alert Hose Company since February 1, 1993. He was a member of the Adams Agricultural Fair Committee and had served as the Second Vice President.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joan C. Magerkurth, whom he married on June 14, 1991. Two Sons, Daniel Shears and his wife Meagen of Adams, and Jonathan Shears and his wife Kelsey of CT. One Daughter, Bethany Shears of West Springfield. One Stepson, Jason Stevens and his wife Jennifer of Pooler, GA and a Stepdaughter Jenna Stevens of Adams. One Brother, Steven Shears and his wife Julie of Peru, MA, four grandchildren, Hannah and Alayna Shears and Hunter and Kaleigh Stevens, his Brother-in-Law Donald Magerkurth and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 9:00 AM from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. followed by a service at 10:00 AM in the First Congregational Church, Park St., Adams, with Rev. Michael Mullany, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alert Hose Company, 3 Columbia St., Adams, MA 01220, the Adams Ambulance Service, 185 Columbia St., Adams, MA 01220 or to Pop Cares, P.O. Box 482, Williamstown, MA 01267.

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