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Gary John Arthur Sr., 62

June 16, 2010

JULY 4, 1947-MAY 27, 2010

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Gary John Arthur Sr. passed away May 27, 2010, at his home in Ellicott City, at the age of 62.

He was born in Baltimore on July 4, 1947. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He attended Clemson University on a football scholarship, and in 1969 graduated with a degree in recreation and parks administration.

He worked in the Baltimore County Department of Parks and Recreation from 1969 to 1972, then became director of recreation in Ocean City from 1972 to 1979. He was hired by Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, and became its director in 1998. He supervised a significant expansion of facilities and services during his tenure. He remained its director until his passing.

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He met Martha J. Mauriello Roulette in 1999; they were married in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Martha J. Arthur; his sons, Alex David Arthur of Mount Airy; Clayton Matthew Arthur of Mount Airy; Gary John Arthur Jr. of Ellicott City; and sisters, Jackie Bennett of Reisterstown and Diane Crider of Lutherville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Arc of Howard County Inc., 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. A memorial service will be Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, Md.

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