Art died Feb. 22, 2004, at home.
He prepared at Brooklyn Technical HS. At Princeton he majored in philosophy, served on the editorial literary board of the Nassau Lit, and was secretary-treasurer of the Philosophy Forum. Following graduation, he earned master's and doctoral degrees in English literature, and then taught at the U. of Connecticut and Syracuse U. He joined the faculty at Binghamton U. in 1964, where he taught and wrote for 40 years. Among Art's many accomplishments were receiving the Chancellor's Award for excellence in teaching in 1990 and the publication of numerous books.
The class extends sympathy to his sister, Elaine Fuchs; brother Robert Parnell; friend and companion Katrina Shilts; children Margaret, Stephen, Michael, and Thomas; and grandchildren Michele, Phillip, Rachele, and Anthony Bakic, Omeyeme Tokulah, Josette Clements, Madelyn Clements, Therese Sanborn, and Ryan Magee.
The Class of 1954