veteran   Arnold Marcus

On December 5, 2017. Born June 18, 1924 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, son of the late Dora and Barney Marcus and brother of the late George Marcus, Arnold lived most of his life in Holbrook, MA and then Braintree, Massachusetts,Delray Beach, FL and North Easton, MA with his stunning wife and former Miss AZA Enid Marcus, to whom he was married to for 67 years, yes 67 years. Arnold was a life and disability specialist and Certified Life Underwriter of Marcus Insurance Agency in Chestnut Hill for many years.
A professional singer who did charity events for the Hebrew Home for the Aged and sang the National Anthem at Boston Celtics games under the stage name Mr. Shalom. He was an avid tennis player and housed Trish Bostrom of the Virginia Slims Tournament and then the Boston Lobsters and gave tennis lessons to special needs students in Florida. Arnold, who outlived his immediate family by decades, was talking about cholesterol and had skim milk, margarine and other Health foods in the early 1960’s long before most people knew what cholesterol was. He once served his children horse meat because of its low fat without telling them which was a mistake never repeated. Arnold and Enid were part of the original group in 1967 who helped to create an Ileitis and Colitis Foundation (now the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation-New England Chapter). Arnold was sharp and did crossword puzzles in ink. Arnold loved clothing and was active in fitness and strict on his dietary intake in order to live a remarkable 93 years staying current on current events throughout. Although very quiet of his military service in the Navy during World War II of the Sea of Japan, it became very important to him culminating in a award for outstanding military service presented by Congressman Joe Kennedy 6 months ago and concluded by a 45 minute interview by Congressman Kennedy about his Navy service which was videotaped and on file at the National Archives.
Arnold leaves Enid of North Easton, his daughter, Harriett June Ykasala of Stoughton , Eric Stanley Marcus and his wife Eileen of Northboro, MA, Stephen Marcus  and his wife Carol Augustyniak of North Easton, grandson Gregg Ykasala of Northboro and his wife Melissa, and great grandchild Josh. Jenna Marcus of Boston and Brad Marcus of New York City and Alexandra Marcus of Oakland and Jake Marcus of North Easton and Miami, FL. While a wonderful father and grandfather who loved unconditionally, he kissed us every time he saw us. Arnold will be remembered by his family as a loveable father, husband and grandfather.
Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St. Sharon on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 Noon. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of New England, 72 Park Street, Suite 202, Needham, MA  02494.

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