Dear Mrs. Gottlieb, I was saddened to learn just yesterday from a writer with The Penn Stater of the Colonel's passing. I was one of the many young ROTC cadets your husband trained while the Army ROTC PMS at Penn State. In view of my very German surname, the Colonel knew me from the hundreds of cadets participating in the program in the late Sixties. He personally decorated me as a Distinguished Military Graduate(DMG)during my last term in the Spring of 1970 despite the fact I had not yet completed the mandatory, and very essential, ROTC Advanced Camp because of my participation in Penn State's Study Abroad Program at the University of Cologne, Germany, in the summer of 1969. The Colonel actually took a chance on me that I would complete the six week course in the top percentile. He said he had confidence in me because I had earned my BA cum laude in the history honors program with a dual major in German, and had been a DMS (non-scholarship) all four years. I took great pride in having him pin on my new second lieutenant's bar at the commissioning ceremony, held incidentally on my birthday, at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. I made the Army my career and served a total of 36 years, 6 years beyond my MRD because of my expertise in NATO affairs and fluency in German. I was retired in August 2004 as an O-6, to which I had been promoted in 1992. I communicated with the Colonel via email and had always hoped to meet again personally with him at a Penn State football game. But, unfortunately, that didn't come to pass. It was a priviledge and an honor to known and been trained by your husband, an outstanding Army officer, proud Penn Stater and great American. May God rest his soul.
Thomas C. Fosnacht
Colonel, US Army, Retired
Penn State Class of 1970
Helen & Family
We are saddened to hear of Art's passing,please accept our deepest condolences. Art was a great man who will be missed by many, we will miss the many email messages that he sent us. May the many wonderful memories you have of Art help sustain you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My condolences on your loss. May fond memories of your loved one comfort you thru these difficult times. Psalms 65:2.
Helen and family, we are so very sorry to hear about Art. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss him dearly! Dr Wayne Harper and Team.
So sorry for your loss.
Sheila - Regional Pest Control
I'm so sorry for your loss, Mr. Gottlieb was a great man. Always had a smile on his face. I surely will miss him.