Arthur M. Mushkin, a 42-year resident of Boxford, passed away suddenly on November 28 at the age of 76. Arthur grew up in Brookline, MA, the son of the late Louis Mushkin and Katherine (Gerson) Mushkin. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Dawn (Cook) Mushkin, daughter Kyle Mushkin of Cambridge, MA, and daughter Casey (Mushkin) Cochran and her husband Brian Cochran of North Reading, MA. Arthur was a 1962 graduate of Brookline High School and a 1966 graduate of Cornell University, where he was president of Alpha Psi of Chi Psi fraternity. Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967, graduating from Officers’ Candidate School. He served in Vietnam at Camp Eagle as Petroleum Officer for the 101st Airborne Division, completing service in 1969 as a 1st Lieutenant. He went on to earn his MBA from Northeastern University. Arthur founded Capstone Management Corporation in 1977, which he ran as President and CEO for 27 years before serving as the VP of Human Resources at UNICCO Facilities Management until his retirement in 2012. Arthur was a member of the Boxford School Committee and Tri-Town Union, elected as Chairman for three of his six years on the board. He was a lifelong athlete and sports fan, playing basketball, tennis, and softball, and had a love-hate relationship with his hometown Boston teams. He read about American history avidly, enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, and still missed his yellow lab, Annie. He loved to sing (off-key) to Elvis tunes. Arthur was the epitome of patience and was the best father and husband anyone could hope to have. A few words cannot convey how beloved Arthur was and always will be. In addition to his wife, daughters, and son-in-law, Arthur leaves two sisters-in-law, two nephews, three nieces, 14 great nephews and nieces, one great grand-niece, nine cousins, and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert L. Mushkin.
Burial was private, and a celebration of Arthur’s life will be held when we can gather safely. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Mushkin’s family with his arrangements.
In lieu of flowers anyone wishing to remember Arthur may contribute to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, or a charity of choice.
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