Waite Hill, Ohio



October 27, 2017
Waite Hill, Ohio


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Age 85, passed away Oct.27th after a valiant battle against prostate cancer. The world has lost a dedicated public servant, committed civic leader, and loving husband and father. Many will miss his steady, quiet guiding hand. Arthur (Art) is survived by his wife of 60 years Margot (nee Farr), four daughters, Laura Baldwin- Wortman (Charles Wortman) of New Canaan, CT , Gwenn Baldwin (Judith Gray) of Portland, OR, Heidi Baldwin of Kirtland Hills, OH, Todd Baldwin Cochran (Dale Cochran, II) of Dallas, TX and eight grandchildren, Paul Wortman, Alex Wortman, Sara Wortman, Taylor Miller, Chase Miller, Dale Cochran, III, Claire Cochran and Hannah Cochran. In addition, he is also survived by his sister Lee B. Dalzell (Robert Dalzell) of New York City and numerous nephews and nieces. Art graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT and Yale University (Class of '55.) He served as a 2nd Lt. in the 4th Armored division in Fort Hood, TX. His working career began at Cleveland Graphite Bronze (now Clevite) followed by several companies of his own including Protective Chemicals (a rustproofing firm) and Arthur Treacher's franchises. He co-founded Patrick-Douglas, a firm that specialized in finding new management positions for displaced executives, and he finally formed Artgo Inc., an executive search firm specializing in mid-level management. More important, Art served The Village of Waite Hill for over 50 years, first on the Village Council and then for 46 years as Mayor, the longest tenure in Lake County history and the longest continuous service in Ohio. His philanthropic leadership included board member and past president of Vocational Guidance Services (VGS,) where he was a recipient of the Herbert E. Strawbridge Lifetime Achievement Award and represented the 3rd generation of his family to aid this organization; he was also a long serving board member and past president of The Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, OH. Art was a decades-long member and past president of The Tavern Club, and a past board member and president of The Kirtland Country Club, which his family helped found. As for his passions, they were the five women in his life (or six if you count the dog), his lobster boat cruiser Dasbote, and golf…not always in that order! Private Interment in the Waite Hill Cemetery was held. A celebration of this beloved mua Ali'i will take place at 3 p.m. on December 2, 2017 at The Kirtland Country Club. Donations in his honor may be made to VGS, 2239 E. 55th St., Cleveland, 44103-4451, The Fine Arts Assoc., 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094 or The Waite Hill Foundation, 7555 Eagle Rd., Waite Hill, OH 44094. Arrangements by Brown-Forward. For further information, directions and to sign the guestbook, please log online to:

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May God sustain you at this time of such great loss.

Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God who gives comfort be with you. May you be a source of encouragement to each other.

My sincere condolences to your family.

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Continue to draw comfort from the God of all comfort and enjoy the memories of your loved on as they live on in God's memory.


To the Baldwin family may the God of all comfort and love peacefully carry you at this time.

RJ Ohio

To Mrs. Baldwin and the Baldwin Family-- Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. When I began working at Clevite Corporation during the waning days of William Laffer, Art was one of a number of executives located on the 2nd floor at 17000 St. Clair: Lisy, Walker, Michelbrink, Raunegger, and others. This was my first, entry-level job, right out of school. Art had a distinctive, quick gait down the halls, and always had a pleasant word or cheerful greeting. This...

Dear Margot and family, Marc and I were so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband and father. We have know Arthur for many years and have lots of wonderful memories of this terrific guy. I have a vision of him dancing with you Margot not too long ago at Kirtland. Full of spirit and a love for life that never ceased to inspire. I know that you will all miss him so much as will his many friends. We send you our deepest sympathy and much love. Susan and Marc Ziegler

Margo, we just found out. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From your hockey friends in section c 109.