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Arthur Howard Mitchell, 82, Of Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Arthur Howard Mitchell, of Poughkeepsie, died on Thursday, Feb. 9. He was 82.

Mitchell was born on March 9, 1934 in New York City to Rose and Jack Mitchell. He graduated from Forest Hills High School in 1952 and was awarded two degrees from Temple University: a BS in Education and a BFA from the Tyler School of Art. He married and settled in Poughkeepsie, where he lived the remainder of his life. From 1957 to 1990, he was an art teacher in the Beacon school system. He served in the Army as a medical specialist in Okinawa.

Mitchell is survived by his beloved wife of over sixty years, Joan Mitchell, their children Grant and Meridith, and grandchildren Michael, Alexandra, and Jessica.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603.

Burial will immediately follow in the Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery, 1239 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603.

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