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Arthur Ira Macnow

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Arthur Ira Macnow Obituary
July 21, 1936 - January 7, 2016 Arthur Ira Macnow died peacefully on January 7th, 2016 after a long and remarkable life. He was born on July 21st, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY. and lived there through his early years. He met his wife Rona and married in 1960. Professionally, Art was a founding member of the business mgmt firm Gelfand, Macnow, Rennert & Feldman, a position that took him to California where he settled with his family. Over the years, Art worked with clients such as Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and The Carpenters. In 1973 he became the business manager for Maurice White, beginning a forty-one year relationship with the band Earth, Wind & Fire. In the late seventies, he and White launched Kalimba Records in association with Sony music. He served as CFO of the company and manager of the Earth, Wind & Fire trademark. His business and personal life brought him to extraordinary places all over the world, meetings with Royalty, and a trip to the Clinton White House. After the passing of his wife in 2014, Art continued his dedication to work, embarked on new travels and enjoyed time with his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter Amy, son Jeff, sister Sheila, grandson, daughter-in-law, nieces and so many friends who will miss him greatly. Donations can be made in his honor to the Cancer Research Institute, cancerresearch.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2016
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