Arthur Stempert

Obituary of Arthur Stempert

Mr. Arthur Allen Stempert of New Milford, CT died unexpectedly from heart failure on Friday, November 24, 2017 at New Milford Hospital, New Milford, CT.  He was 57.

He was born March 21, 1960 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Arthur Frank Stempert, Jr. and the late Claudia Ann Jones Stempert.

Arthur married the love of his life of 21 years Christopher James Austin Joseph on October 10, 2015 in New Milford, CT.

He was employed for 30 plus years at Danbury Hospital as an integral part of the Catering Department. He most recently was employed by the Compass Group at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT.

He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop #700 Port Jervis where he earned his title of Eagle Scout.  Arthur was a 1979 graduate of Port Jervis High School and went on to study Culinary Arts at SUNY Sullivan.

A family statement read:  Arthur loved to spend time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed entertaining and was a superb cook and outstanding baker.  He celebrated and decorated his home with magnificent perfection for every holiday season.  He was a talented interior decorator and a fashionista who was always dressed perfectly for every occasion.  Arthur was a meticulously organized person who was known as the "Greeting Card King."

Surviving are:

Husband:         Christopher James Austin Joseph                             At home

Brother:           Kenneth “Kenny” Stempert and his wife Donna         Summerville, SC

Sister:              Elizabeth Cohen and her husband David                  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sister:              Sherry West                                                                Stamford, CT

Sister:              Amy Stempert                                                             Matamoras, PA

Second Mother: Esther Parker                                                           Port Jervis, NY

Brother:           Shaun Parker and his wife Lisa                                  Port Jervis, NY

Sister:              Tanya Parker-Hughes and her husband Michael      Port Jervis, NY

Also several nieces and nephews:  Eric Stempert, Kimberly Stempert, Megan Stempert, Matthew West, Jessica Parker, Connor Hughes, Coleman Parker and Spencer Hughes.

He was predeceased by his parents and his second father, Donald R. Parker

Funeral services were held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to this charity that was dear to Arthur:  AIDS Project of Greater Danbury, APGD, 30 West Street, Danbury, CT  06810

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY  12771 845.856.5191  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com