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LIKE, Dr. Arthur Was born in New York City in 1929 to Ben and Ester Like. He graduated from Evander Childs High School, received a BS from City College of New York, and went on to receive an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency training and a medical fellowship at the University of Rochester, where he met and married Carol Hemmings. He served as a captain in the US Army in Germany from 1958-1960. After leaving the army, he moved to Boston where he worked at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (Brigham and Women's), the Joslin Diabetes Center, and as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. In 1974, he left the Joslin and began working and teaching at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester MA. Art is survived by his beloved wife Betty; late wife Carol; brother, Irving; sister, Lil; 12 children: Ben, Betsy, Gail, David, Sarah, Chick, Linda, Cindy, Ken, Krista, Tim, and Matt; 28 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Also survived by Edwin & Anne Seaberg, Ruth & Charles Scott, Doug & Debbie Hemmings, and Bruce Hemmings. Relatives & friends are invited to visit with Art's family on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 4-7 PM in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., SHREWSBURY. A Service of Remembrance and burial will be held on Wednesday. June 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at Newton Cemetery, Newton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215, www.joslin.org. To leave a note of condolence for Art's family or to view his Book of Memories, please visit, www. brittonfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 11, 2013
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