Arthur (Art) Edward Pearson, age 89 died peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday January 12th at Lancaster General Hospital surrounded by family. Born in Englewood, New Jersey on July 27, 1932 to the late Edward F. Pearson and Alice V. Johnson Pearson he was married to his wife Gayle for 57 years. Art was a long-time resident of Randolph, NJ before spending his last 2 years in Lancaster, PA.
A Korean War veteran, Art served honorably in the Navy. He was a sailor aboard the USS Lake Champlain and went on to be a Radio-Repairman aboard a P5-M sea plane attached to the VP-45 squadron. A 1958 graduate from Wooster College in Ohio he went on to have a lengthy career in business and was the President of his own management consulting company. Art was an avid metal detector and enjoyed woodcarving, a craft he learned from his father. He was particularly proud of his Swedish heritage and was a dedicated family historian.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle Pearson, son Ian Pearson, daughter Kari Timothy, two grandsons Quinn and Kieran, brother Donald Pearson, sister Lois Griffith, and youngest brother Edward Pearson.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.