Arthur Harper(1924 - 2012)

Arthur G. Harper

PAWLING - Arthur G. Harper, 88, a resident of Pawling for 21 years and previously of Rockaway Beach, died on November 20, 2012 in Poughkeepsie.

Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 2, 1924, he was the son of the late Edith Trousdale. On July 10, 1943, he married Rose Ann Louber who predeceased him in March 2007.

Arthur was the Owner/Operator of Artie's Plumbing and Heating in Rockaway Beach for over 40 years until his retirement in 1991. He proudly served our country in the US Navy during World War II.

Arthur was a member of the Daniel M. O'Connell, VFW Post #272 in Rockaway and he volunteered for the Senior Companion Program of Dutchess County.

He is survived by his children, Wayne Harper and his wife Betsy of Centreville, VA and Delores Greifenberger and her husband Terrance of Poughquag; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; his brother, Willard Harper of Pinellas Park, FL; and his sister, Loretta Cline of Sedalla, MO. Arthur was also predeceased by his sons, Arthur G. Harper, Jr. and Harold Lee Harper.

Interment will be private at Beekman Cemetery, where Arthur will be buried next to his wife, Rose Ann, and son, Harold.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. For online condolences, please visit

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2012