Name: Daniel Jones Galusha
From: The North Adams Transcript, North
Date: Saturday, August 27, 1960
D. J. Galusha Dies -- Former Selectman, Farm Operator
A prominent 79 year old Williamstown man who served on the Board of Selectmen for six years, from 1951 to 1957, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his Bee Hill Road farm.
He was Daniel Jones Galusha, a life-long resident of Williamstown, and well-known in Berkshire County as a dairy farmer and founder of Fairfield Farms.
Death was pronounced due to a heart attack by Dr. Arthur W. Burckel of Adams, associate medical examiner for Northern Berkshire. Earlier Police Chief John D. Courtney Jr., Dr. H. Collier Wright, and Patrolman Donald Boyer had responded in vain to an emergency call.
Mr. Galusha was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Emma Green Noble Galusha. As a youth, he began working in the postal service as an RFD carrier, retiring in 1937 after 38 years of service.
Fairfield Farms on Green River Road, which he founded and developed, is presently operated by his son, Daniel E. Galusha of Green River Road.
Mr. Galusha was first elected to the Board of Selectmen in 1950, and in the last year of his two terms, from 1955 to 1957, he served as chairman of the town's ruling body. He also was elected to the executive committee of the Berkshire County Selectmen's Assn. in 1956.
Mr. Galusha was a Long-time member of Williams Lodge of Masons. In 1952, he was presented a 50-year membership medal by the Masonic Order. Also, a participant in the Williamstown Grange, Mr. Galusha was the local representative of the Eastern States Farmers Exchange. He belonged to the First Baptist Church of Williamstown. Other activities included the Rotary Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn M. Sanderson Hickox, his son, Daniel E. and a brother, Edward M. of Williamstown.
Calling hours at the Bee Hill Road farm are this afternoon and evening. Flowers may be sent or donations may be given to the First Baptist Church education building fund. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel G. Graham officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Southlawn Cemetery. The Hopkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.