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Arnold PASTER Obituary
Age 68 Of Southampton, New York Died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 1, 2013. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Arnie moved to New York after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. A long time resident and real estate developer in Southampton, he was known for his kindness and generosity, he had a great sense of humor, a passion for poetry, wine and good food. He was inspirational to many young people, mentoring and encouraging them to achieve beyond their own perceived limits. He defied the odds as he battled two cancers, and lived life to the fullest. A cherished husband, devoted father, loving son, overly proud grandfather, dear uncle and loyal friend, he never missed an opportunity to be with family always finding time to visit them around the globe. Arnie was passionate about Judaism. He was a founder of Lubavitch of East End, Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center, and The Hampton Synagogue. Arnie participated in many community and charitable activities. He was a member of the Southampton Architectural Review Board, an active alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and sponsored many scholarships at his alma mater. Three years ago he teamed up with Swim Across America where he proudly completed the one mile swim and was the number one fundraiser benefiting cancer research and treatment. He is survived by his wife, Esther, his mother Celia and brother Donald, son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Sarah; daughters and sons-in-law, Heidi and Simon Harf and Heather and Matt Borstein; stepson Gavin Krug; eight grandchildren, Sula, Adrian, Elliot, Lily, Ezra, Dashiell, Eitan and Gabriel. Funeral Service will be held Sunday Feb 3rd in NYC. Graveside service 11 am MONDAY Feb 4, at the SONS OF JACOB CEMETERY, 770 Parkway Drive, St. Paul, MN. Memorials are preferred to Swim Across America. SHIVA to be announced. Hodroff-Epstein 651-698-8311 www.hodroffepstein.com



Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 3, 2013
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