Artie died Aug. 8, 2023, at home in Kings Park, N.Y.
He was the epitome of energy, curiosity, and accomplishment. As an undersized guard on the freshman football team, he blocked well beyond his weight. As an engineering student in physics class, he sat in front and asked questions most of us had never thought of. So it went after he left Princeton early: B.S. and MBA from Brooklyn Polytechnic, M.A. from NYIT, Ph.D. in psychology from Hofstra, and a Ph.D. in coastline engineering from Stony Brook in 2000.
Artie spent most of his career at Kinemotive Corp., an aerospace company, working his way up to CEO and owner. He used his success to support organizations that he loved: the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West near his home in Summerland Key, which he and his wife called their paradise.
Artie is survived by his wife, Gladys; son Charles and his wife Suzanne, daughter Donna and her husband Donald McNaughton, son John and his wife Linda, son Ronald and his wife Jennifer, daughter Beth and her husband Michael Theofield, and son Michael and his wife Sue, 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. All who attended his life celebration were asked to wear his favorite color, orange.