Arthur Black, 75, of Hunt, Texas died February 13, 2013 in Kerrville, Texas from Alzheimer's disease.
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Art was born September 1, 1937 in Olean, New York to Gilbert and Marion Black who predecease him. He spent 50 years in the gas compression industry working for Dresser-Clark, Ingersoll Rand and ended his career at Compressor Engineering Corporation in Houston, TX serving as Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing. Art's interests included boating, rafting, kayaking, hunting, fishing, gardening, photography and remodeling several homes over the years. Art was also an avid car racing enthusiast.
Art is survived by his wife, Jeannette of Hunt, Texas, sons, Christopher (Michelle) of San Diego, California, Daniel (Vitzah) of Katy, Texas, and Douglas (Alesia) of Houston, Texas; four grandsons, Austin and Christopher of Katy, Texas, and Andrew and Corey of San Diego, California; two brothers, James (Beverly) Black of Olean, New York, and Miles (Lynn) Black of Mt. Lake Terrace, Washington; brother-in-law, David Smith of Canandaigua, New York; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Gilbert and Marion Black, his brother, David Black and his sister, Isabelle Black Smith.
Memorials in Art's name may be made to: Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10001
The family would like to thank the caregivers at River Point of Kerrville, The Haven in the Hill Country in Kerrville, and Odyssey Hospice of Kerrville for their kindness and care of Art. Services will be private at a later time.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.kerrvillefuneralhometx.com Select obituaries, select "guestbook" at the top of the individual memorial.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 16, 2013