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07/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Dick Artman

Richard Leigh Atman
(17 Mar 1943 -  08 July 2013)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.     Dick Artman, Class of @ 1960, passed away in Mathews on Monday, July 08, 2013, at the age of 70. He was the brother of   Michael Artman ('66) of VA and    Frances Artman Shelton ('67) of VA, and of the late    George Artman ('58) and     Bobby Artman ('63); and the brother-in-law of Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA and of Carl Shelton of VA.

From the Daily Press - 07/14/13:

              Richard Leigh Artman



MATHEWS - Richard Leigh "Dick" Artman, 70, lost his valiant fight with cancer on July 8, 2013.

He departed this life in the same manner in which he lived it, with strength, honor and courage.

Dick was born in Newport News, Va., on March 17, 1943, to the late George B. Artman Jr., and Anne Holton Artman.

Dick lived a life filled with adventure, romance and travel. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp, attended aviation school and served three tours in South East Asia, including Vietnam. After 20 years of service to our country, Dick retired and spent the next decade as captain of a private sailboat "The Chesapeake." During this time he visited many of our country's most beautiful harbors and seaports.


Dick Artman



Since 1990 Dick has lived in Mathews County, Va., where he leaves behind many wonderful friends.

Also left to cherish Dick's memory are his wife, Susan G. Gary, daughter, Laurie A. Artman, both of Newport News; brother, Michael A. Artman (Terri) of Yorktown, Va.; and sister, Frances A. Shelton (Carl) of Newport News; as well as three nieces and two nephews.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, George B. Artman III and Robert B. Artman.

In honor of Dick's wishes there will be no traditional service. He treasured everything about his life on earth, relishing all pleasures, great and small. His family and friends will always remember him with highest regard. Dick was an animal enthusiast. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to your local SPCA or Humane Society. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 14, 2013.
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My memory of Richard is during our school years at NNHS and I remember him as a very nice person. I am so sorry for your loss.

~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Hampton, Virginia
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Mike and Terri,

Larry and I are so sorry for your loss.

Larry and Dee Bartram
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Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Artman family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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