Coming to Princeton from Malverne (N.Y.) High School, Artie majored in chemical engineering and joined Cannon Club. One of Cappy Cappon’s “Iron Five,” he gained lasting notoriety in the annals of Princeton basketball for his off-the-bench, game-winning, “impossible” 42-foot hook shot at the buzzer against Dartmouth in overtime. So legendary was it that the Dartmouth player guarding Artie in that game, who hadn’t seen him in 50 years, called Artie when he learned of his illness.
Artie served six months in the Army Medical Corps, then briefly tested the
chemical-engineering waters with Atlantic Refining. Realizing that his future lay elsewhere, he earned an M.B.A. in marketing from Columbia and joined Young & Rubicam. This obviously was the correct career choice since Artie stayed with Y&R for more than 30 years, serving on the board of directors and retiring as executive vice president.
Upon retirement he turned his considerable energies to golf, supplementing his retirement income with winnings from his golfing partners, John Heyd, Tom Towers, and Howie Hudson, who, together with Hugh Helfenstein, represented the class at Artie’s funeral services.
Artie is survived by Sandi, his wife of 44 years; three children; and seven grandchildren; who remember him as an adoring and selfless husband, father, and grandparent.