Obituary of Eugene B. Kirchner



Eugene B. Kirchner, 84 of Pittsfield died Thursday July 12, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Pittsfield on August 30, 1933 son of Bernard and Myrtle (Plouffe) Kirchner. Eugene was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1952. After high school Eugene proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Eugene worked for many years as a carpenter and contractor for Gilligan Brothers in Sheffield. Eugene’s wife Lela (Bennett) Kirchner predeceased him in March of 2017. Eugene is survived by one son, Eugene K. Kirchner of Pittsfield, four daughters, Deborah Ann Kirchner of Pittsfield, Theresa Kirchner of Pittsfield, Elizabeth Kirchner of Pittsfield and Tammy Adams of TN, two sisters, Rose Alfanu of Winsted CT and Laurette Herting of Cosakie N.Y., six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Lela, Eugene was predeceased by three brothers, Richard “Bear” Kirchner, Jerome Kirchner and David Kirchner and one sister, Winnifred Alexander.

A private graveside service for Eugene B. Kirchner will be held at a later date. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made through

One Response to Obituary of Eugene B. Kirchner

  1. Dear Rose and Laurette:

    My wife Judy and I want to express our condolences at the passing of your brother Eugene. I will inform my siblings – Bob, Eileen, Fr. Tom, Carol, and Leo. Please know that we all will remember Eugene and your families in our prayers.
    Love, Jack Delaney

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