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BROCKTON------On October 13th Douglas (Doug) MacDonald Arthur moved on to his last Duty Station. Early on in life Doug learned the importance of being dutiful. As a youth growing up in Quincy Mass he was a member and manager of the High School Football team and member of the track team. He was also a member of both his church and the YMCA basketball teams. These sports experiences were essential toward building Doug's sense of duty and throughout his life he continued to put team before self. After High School Doug voluntarily enlisted and served proudly as a sailor in the communications section of the Sea Witch (CA-139 USS Salem). Upon leaving the navy Doug served as a computer engineer at Sperry -Rand (Univac) until his retirement. Doug's sense of duty led Doug to volunteer as a Boy Scout Commissioner in the Old Colony Council. But Doug's longest serving and most endearing duty station was as the husband of his home town sweetheart Joan Arthur and father to their four children.

Doug was survived by Joan Willkie Arthur of Brockton, Ma, son James Arthur and his wife Barbara of Norfolk, Ma, daughter Patricia Porell and her husband Robert of Wethersfield, CT, daughter Jeanne Ridge and her partner Thomas Qualtieri of Douglas, Ma and son Scott Arthur of Brockton, Ma. Doug was also survived by his grandsons Stuart Porell of Medford, Ma and Nicholas Arthur of Norfolk, Ma. Finally, Doug is also survived by many of his fellow shipmates of the USS Salem and thousands of young men who benefited from his volunteering in the Boy Scouts.

Doug's Quincy High School Yearbook description was "He lives in peace with all the world." Now, having met all his duties he rests in peace.