POMFRET — Interment will be at a later date at the Burns Cemetery in Pomfret for Arthur F. Goat, 96, who died peacefully with family on Jan. 8 at Valley Terrace in Norwich. His sense of humor survived to the end.
He was born March 13, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Walter and Elsie (Rieman) Goat.
He attended Polytechnic Preparatory Day School in Brooklyn and Duke University. During World War II he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific, with the rank of major.
In 1946 he went to work for the Champlain Company, later becoming president and chairman of the board of directors of Bobst-Champlain, Inc., of Roseland, N.J.
Arthur married Nancy Perkins of New York City in 1948. She died in 2009.
He was a member of Baltusrol Golf Club, the Short Hills Club, the Lakota Club, and the Woodstock Country Club.
He leaves one daughter, Leah Goat, of Hanover, N.H., one son, David Goat, of Pomfret; and nephews, Randy and Robert Goat. He also leaves his good friends the Bernards, Sheila Murray, and Betsy Rhodes, all of Pomfret, and old friend Ian Grant-Suttie. He and his family have been grateful to the loving caregivers at Valley Terrace who made his last years so happy. Last but not least he leaves his fellow napper, Sweetie the cat.
His brother Richard, niece Cheryl, and nephew Richard predeceased him.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Howe Library, 13 South St., Hanover, N.H. 03755.
This obituary first appeared in the January 16, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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