GOSHEN, N.Y. – Arthur Ernest Walsh, 70, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010, at Orange County Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y., after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Art was born Aug. 23, 1939, in New Brunswick, to the late Ernest and Estelle Walsh. He moved to Bangor with his family as a young boy and grew up there, graduating from John Bapst Memorial High School in 1957. He married Barbara Rand of Old Town, started a family and began a career as a salesman with National Cash Register Corp. Art enjoyed great success during his 15 years with NCR, moving to Warwick, R.I., and later to New Windsor, N.Y., as he took on larger roles within the company. Along the way, he mentored many who would later go on to achieve success of their own. This was one of Art’s most satisfying achievements. Always looking for an opportunity or challenge, Art sought out a new career in the emerging telecommunications industry, enjoying success with several companies, and ultimately achieving his personal dream of owning and running his own business, Independent Telecommunications Corp., Newburgh, N.Y. His success throughout his career was a reflection of his honesty, integrity, loyalty, gift for connecting with people and dedication to hard work. Art was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, mentor, coach and friend. He was completely devoted to his wife, three sons and their families. He enjoyed the outdoors, working with his hands, a good fire in the fireplace, playing the guitar, singing songs, harness racing, sports of all kinds, flowers, cooking, red wine, art, history, the company of others, storytelling, hunting and fishing. He showed great strength, determination and optimism throughout life that continued through his long illness. He loved people, young and old. They loved him in return and he will be dearly missed by many. Art was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church and Knights of Columbus, Council 1106, Goshen, N.Y. He served on the Village of Goshen Planning Board and was a past member of the chamber of commerce. Survivors include, devoted wife of 51 years, Barbara (Rand) Walsh; three loving sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Walsh and wife, Carol, of Wethersfield, Conn., David Walsh and wife, Gia, of Bronxville, N.Y., and William Walsh and wife, Nita, of Chatham, N.J.; grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Andrew, Stephen, Veronica, John, Laura and Thomas; sisters, Hazel Gagnon of Montreal, Kathleen O’Hara of Brewer, Edith Stewart of Bangor, and Phyllis Green and husband, Carl, of Calabash, N.C.; brother, Paul Walsh and wife, Celeste, of Newmarket, N.H.; sister-in-law, Hazel Walsh of Bucksport; brother-in-law, Raymond Sauriol of St. Catharines, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Ernest and Estelle Walsh; brothers, Joseph Walsh and Harold Walsh; sisters, Norma Walsh and Mildred Sauriol; and granddaughter, Emily Walsh. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen, N.Y. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen, N.Y. Entombment will be after at the mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Arthur’s name to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.leukemia.org.
ARTHUR E. WALSH
Posted June 01, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.