Arthur died at home on October 18, 2021, comfortably
and peacefully. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 brain
cancer in early May of this year, he underwent surgery
and a brief course of radiation and then astonished
various doctors with his physical strength and ability to
retain his mobility and most of his faculties. He spent the
summer and early fall in good spirits, visiting with family
and friends, enjoying the serenity and beauty of his
beloved Northeast Kingdom, and expressing gratitude
for the many blessings of his life.
Arthur was born in New Haven, Connecticut on
April 9, 1934, and graduated from Yale School of
Architecture. He discovered his aptitude and love for
design and fabrication early in his life, making model
airplanes as a child and winning first prize - a brand
new Chevrolet – at the Northeast Regional Soap Box
Derby at the age of 14 with a car he had built himself.
His children later enjoyed riding the winning car down
Postman Lane, the long dirt road leading to the Postman
family home in Brownington.
Arthur was dedicated to his community, spending
the majority of his career designing, building, and
managing affordable housing for families and the elderly
in Newport and Derby Line. He lovingly maintained the
200-acre property at the end of Postman Lane, clearing
brush from the woods and tending to the trees, flowers,
and bushes, and, in his later years, developed a close
friendship with the Amish neighbors who leased and
farmed portions of the land.
Among his favorite things were classical music,
meditation, and home-made meals with family.
Arthur is survived by his wife Barbara Warren
Postman, daughter Robin Postman Benson and her
husband Al Benson and granddaughter Sage Benson
of Bagley Minnesota; daughter Rachel Postman of
Brooklyn, NY; son Warren Postman and his wife Huijun
Postman and grandchildren Micah Postman and Mila
Postman of Arlington, VA; Daughter Leah R Postman
of Topsham, ME and granddaughters Emily R Postman
of Washington, DC and Hannah L. Postman of San
Francisco, CA; sister Evelyn Crane and her husband
A memorial gathering will be announced in the
If friends de¬sire, memo¬r¬ial con¬tri¬bu¬tions
in Arthur's name can be made to Baby Levi Miller
Hospital Fund. 3317 Schoolhouse Road, Brownington,
VT 05860. Levi was born this spring with severe heart
defects and his Amish community is supporting his need
for multiple operations up to and through his teenage
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2021.