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Arthur Martin Joost Jr. ’41

Published in Jan. 24, 2007, issue

Art died unexpectedly Sept. 22, 2006, at his home on Verona Island, Maine.

Art came to Princeton from Exeter. He majored in classics, winning numerous awards for his translations of Latin and Greek texts. He was a member of the freshman crew, joined Dial Lodge, and roomed with Bob Perry.

Art graduated from Cornell Medical School in September 1944, and went on active duty in June 1945. He was assigned first to Camp Upton, and then was shipped to Linz and Vienna in the Army of Occupation. There he served under the famous heart surgeon, Dr. Christiaan Barnard.

Separated as a captain in June 1947, Art served his internship in Brooklyn and his residency at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn. He then opened his medical practice in Bucksport, Maine, which he maintained for 35 years.

An avid birder, arborculturist, horseman, hunter, skier, and sailor, Art continued rowing his shell and canoeing on the Penobscot River into his 80s.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Marie Cone Joost; three daughters, Victoria Talbutt, Christine Joost, and Sarah Tomanelli; and five grandchildren.

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