Derek Gentile wrote for The Berkshire Eagle for more than 30 years.

His writing covered sports, news, entertainment, the arts and philosophical issues that he explored in his column. He died Sunday at the age of 62.

Here is a selection of his work:

Work will take years to finish (Nov. 12, 2006):,486612

Feeling the Warmth (New Orleans, Part 1), Nov. 25, 2007:,452034

In New Orleans, a stop, then a go (New Orleans, Part 2), Dec. 2, 2007:,452031

Go Saints: Remember New Orleans (honorary citizen of New Orleans - Feb. 5, 2010):,110959

Report from New Orleans in transition (June 11, 2010),140405

Poker faces, comic books and my Dad (June 18, 2010),151372