- January 14, 1960 - March 11, 2017
- Pittsfield, Massachusetts
of Earl's Passing
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“To The Pemble Family,I'm so sorry for your loss.I met "Earl The Pearl" during my Nel's days and have very fond memories of him. Always happy and with...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Fred Barschdorf - Pittsfield, MA
“Sorry for you loss. Prayers to all of the family.
2 of 33 | Posted by: Laura Touponce - Pittsfield, MA
“Sorry for your loss.. Greb Family
3 of 33 | Posted by: A friend
“Thoughts and prayers go out to the Pemble Family on the loss of "Earl the Pearl". He was a great guy, always had a smile on his face and loved the...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: - Concord, NC
“Always a good time when Earl was around. Always a friend to everyone. RIP.
5 of 33 | Posted by: Jim Yarmey - Hinsdale, MA
“RIP Earl. I will miss that smile and laugh. My thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
6 of 33 | Posted by: Jeri Wilkinson
“Earl was a special guy who will be deeply missed. Great memories. God Bless his entire family.
7 of 33 | Posted by: Mark & Gina Demchyk - PA
“So many happy memories. I will always remember his kindness , his smile and his laugh. Rest In Peace my friend. You will be very much missed. Bird
8 of 33 | Posted by: Robbie Brassard - Pittsfield, MA
“You'll always be in our hearts R.I.P Earl
9 of 33 | Posted by: Gianna Rinaldi - Pittsfield, MA
“Trevor and Pemble Family we send our sincere condolences. Earl always had a smile on his face.Tina and Brad Newton
10 of 33 | Posted by: A friend
“My sincere condolences. Growing up on the North side of town my memories of Earl are positive...he always seemed to have a smile on his face. RIP
11 of 33 | Posted by: Mark Germanowski - Modesto, CA
“Some great times with Earl. My condolences to all of you. So sorry for your loss.
12 of 33 | Posted by: Steve Bateman
“I had the pleasure of working with Earl for a couple years. He was very kind and warm person. Earl was trustworthy and had a profound respect for...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Ryan Bates - Boston, MA
“Alysia and Tammy I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. Alysia I love you always!
14 of 33 | Posted by: Lynn Candilore - Dalton, MA
“To the Pemble family, Earl was definitely one of a kind!!! I will truly cherish my memories of Earl. He was a welcomed sight every night I bartended...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Jerry Gillette - Pittsfield, MA
“Bob, Debbie, Judy Ree, Earl, Trevor, Alisha, Ashleigh and all- I'm so sorry to hear of Skip's passing. You will all be in my thoughts & prayers. I'm...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Katie O'Brien-Clayton - CT
“I'm very sorry for the loss of a great man!
17 of 33 | Posted by: Colleen Bertoldi Adams - MA
“So sorry for the loss of Pearl.. Had a lot of great times and memories that will last forever.. RIP Pearl
18 of 33 | Posted by: Dave Harte jr - Dalton, MA
“Uncle Skipper you will be missed always and loved FOREVER! You have touched alot of peoples hearts and made so many smile it hurts to know your gone!...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Nikki Greene - Cheshire - Family
“Rest in Peace EarlTo Earl's family - My deepest sympathy and prayers.In Sympathy Pam Bertoldi - Delmolino
20 of 33 | Posted by: Pam Delmolino - Pittsfield, MA
“TO whole family I sincerely sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time so very sorry!!!♡♡♡
21 of 33 | Posted by: Billiejo Peaslee - pittsfield, MA
“I didn't know Earl very well. But I liked talking with him when did see him. My first memory of Earl was at a party. I didn't really know anyone...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn Durant - Pittsfield, MA
“Earl and Jody I am so sorry to here of Skipper passing Nancy and I will keep him and family in our prayersEd and Nancy Rivard
23 of 33 | Posted by: A friend
“I am so sorry for your loss,I remember Earl as always having a smile on his face and his joking around.He was a good friend from my teenage years...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Jay Porter - pittsfield, MA
“Always put a smile on my face, thank "Pearl" for everything. Rest in peace my friend
25 of 33 | Posted by: David Harte Sr - Englewood, FL
“One great guy, Rest In Peace Earl.
26 of 33 | Posted by: Mac - Henderson, NC
“Sorry for your loss earl was a great guy he will truly be missed. Sorry I can make the service as I'm in Florida.
27 of 33 | Posted by: Bill Gregory - Pittsfield, MA
28 of 33 | Posted by: Diane Dassat - Dalton, MA
“Earl Sr. and Family, So sorry to learn of Skips passing, I have many fond memories of Skip when he was young, again, my condolences to all of you
29 of 33 | Posted by: Bill Kellogg - Ocala, FL
30 of 33 | Posted by: Lysa DeWitt-Armstrong - MA
31 of 33 | Posted by: Terri Massacani - Pittsfield, MA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Earl's family. Earl (Skipper) will be missed.
32 of 33 | Posted by: Jim & Maggie Ethier - Dalton, MA
“Debbie, Mike and Bre, we are so sorry for your loss! You were an amazing sister Momma D! We love you to the moon and back! Xoxo Kim, Ted and Meghan
33 of 33 | Posted by: Kim Meczywor - Adams, MA - Friend
Dery Funeral Home
Earl B. Pemble Jr., also affectionately known as "Skipper" and "Earl the Pearl" passed away peacefully on Saturday March 11, 2017 at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester surrounded by his loving family. Born in Anchorage, Alaska on January 14, 1960, the son of Earl B. Pemble, Sr. and the late Judith A. Phillips Pemble. He attended local schools and was a 1978 graduate of Taconic High School.
Earl was a jack of all trades, he worked as a chef and bartender and a groundskeeper at the Pittsfield Country Club and G.E.A.A. golf courses. However, he found his work as a counselor for Hillcrest Educational Centers the most rewarding.
Earl enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, hunting, golfing, softball, playing pool and watching movies. He also loved to go for rides in his PT Cruiser convertible with the top down regardless of if it was winter or summer. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, and his dog, Bo. Earl always looked forward to Thursday nights at the Pemble Farm where the family would gather each week.
He is survived by his father; Earl B. Pemble, Sr. and his step-mother Johanna (Jody) of Stephentown, N.Y; his step-father Robert Tauer of Pittsfield with whom he resided; his daughter's; Alysia L. Jamross and Ashlee M. Pemble both of Pittsfield; his son; Trevor M. Pemble of Pittsfield; his three grandchildren; Janessa M. R. Jamross, Troy M. C. Sparrow and Brielle W. L. Mathews; his sisters; Judith M. Furey of Cheshire, MA and Deborah M. Zieba and her husband James (Mike) of Adams, MA, his step-brothers; Michael Burgio and David Tauer; and his step-sister; Melinda Deresienski; many loved Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins.
In addition to his mother who died January 25, 2008, he was predeceased by; a sister; Susan L. Squires who died March 1, 2009, his step-brother; Jonathan Tauer and his paternal grandparents; Marcel and Ruth Pemble whom he loved dearly.
Funeral services for Earl "the Pearl" Pemble will be held Friday, March 17, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Charles Church celebrated by Rev. Peter A. Gregory, Pastor. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Thursday evening, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 BRADFORD ST., Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Earl's sister Deborah Zieba to start an educational fund for his grandchildren in care of the funeral home.
54 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tel. (413) 443-9151