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Morton ‘Morty’ Josel, 87, of Alford

Funeral service for Morton "Morty" Josel will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 10 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. Burial will be held at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, N.Y.

The family of Morton “Morty” Josel is saddened to announce his passing on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Alford, at the age of 87.

Morty is survived by Sandra, his beloved wife of 64 years; his children, Seth, Wayne, Leslie, Jana, and Jason; his grandchildren, Madelyn, Eli, and Noah; and his sister Elayne.

Morty loved being outdoors. He hiked on a regular basis with the wonderful Monday Mountain Boys. He enjoyed tennis, skiing, and tending to his garden. Additionally, he was a greeter at Ski Butternut during the winter ski season.

As a longtime member of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Morty was a trustee and the treasurer for four years. Sandra and Morty were volunteers at Tanglewood for over 20 years. They also volunteered for the Literacy Network of South Berkshire, as well as the Berkshire Community Diaper Project.

Morty was an assessor, and he served on the planning and finance committees of the town of Alford.

Funeral service for Morton “Morty” Josel will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 10 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, MA. Burial will be held at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, N.Y. Donations can be made to Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, HospiceCare in the Berkshires, and the Berkshire Community Diaper Project. Donations may be sent directly to the charity of your choosing or in care of Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances directly to Morty’s family, please visit the funeral home’s website.

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