Obituary of Rennald V. Graber IV

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 Ren Graber, 73 of Sheffield died Tuesday January 15, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Rennald was born at Mitchell Field Hospital of Long Island N.Y on May 26, 1945 son of Rennald V. III and Pearl (Mann) Graber. After graduating from high school Rennald went on to Springfield College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in phys ed and later attained a master’s degree in Education at UMass Amherst. He was an accomplished athlete excelling in football and baseball, earning a scholarship in football and a tryout with the N.Y. Mets in baseball. Rennald worked for thirty five years at Mount Everett Regional High School where he was the Dean of Students. He loved children, dogs, the Boston Red Sox and spending time with his family. Rennald is survived by his wife Paulette (Fetcinko) Graber of Sheffield, his daughter, Heather Coon.

A Celebration of Life for Ren will be held on Saturday January 19, 2019 at Crissey Farm in Great Barrington MA 01230 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Rennald’s memory may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through

5 Responses to Obituary of Rennald V. Graber IV

  1. A natural gentleman; always kind and giving. His kindness and generosity to me and my little daughter when we so needed it are always in heart and mind. RIP Dearest Ren.

  2. Paulette & Heather,

    I had never lived in a sports household until I lived with you, and Ren started explaining how the games worked to me. I think that’s where my love for watching and enjoying sports as a fan comes from. He was always so kind and generous to Mom and me- I will forever have nothing but wonderful memories.

    Sending you both all my love and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything at all. I so wish I could be with you this weekend, and will plan a visit with Mom soon.


  3. I will keep your family in my prayers. Mr. Graber was so kind to me during a very difficult time in my life. I will always remember him fondly.

  4. Sorry to hear this sad news.
    Me. Graeber was always very good and decent to me, no matter what I did or said…no matter how immature or stupid I may have acted.
    I always respected him for the difficult job he had to do.
    I am so sorry for the loss and send my heartfelt prayers and sympathy.

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Ren’s passing. Ren had grace, style, and a gentle heart that will be remembered. Paulette and Heather, we will keep you in our thoughts.

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