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Harvey Russell Drumm, 95 years old, currently a resident of Cheshire, passed away on January 8, 2023 after a short illness.
He was born in Pittsfield, the son of the late Leslie and Mary Andrews Drumm. Mr. Drumm was educated in the local school system. He enlisted in the US Navy in April of 1944 and proudly served in World War II at the age of 17. After his honorable discharge in June of 1946, he became employed first at the General Electric Company Power Transformer Division for 20 years. He then transferred to the GE Plastics Division for the following 20 years and retired in 1986. While at the GE he was a Union Steward of the AFLCIO and was a member of both the GE Pensioners and Quarter Century Club. He was also a long-standing member of the former GE Plastics Social Club.
Harvey was married to the love of his life Carolyn for 75 years. They attended Immanuel Community Church for many years and enjoyed square dancing with the South Congo Squares for much of their adult life. Together, with their six children, they went on camping trips to many East Coast beach locations, mostly Cape Cod. In his youth, Harvey was a member of the Boy Scout troop #44.
In addition to his wife, Harvey is survived by his son, Dennis Drumm, and wife, Debbie of Windsor, son Harvey Craig Drumm and wife, Judy Maldonado of Irving, Texas, three daughters, Delight Maston and husband Larry of Cheshire, Bonnie Moffitt and husband James of Duncanville, Texas, and Cheryl St. Pierre and husband Michael of Pittsfield. He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. Harvey was predeceased by a son, Eric Drumm, his brothers, Richard and Donald Drumm, his sister Irene Fields, one grandchild and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home on Friday, January 13 with Calling Hours from 10 AM to 12 PM and a funeral home service to begin at Noon led by Rev. Stephen Dale of the United Methodist Church in Pittsfield. Burial will follow at Pittsfield Cemetery.
The family of Mr. Drumm would like to thank the Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility staff for their wonderful, compassionate care of our family. In lieu of flowers, the Drumm family suggests sharing an act of kindness with the world while thinking of Harvey.