NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

July 8, 2013

Arthur Brooks Titcomb Jr.


Wells, ME — Arthur Brooks Titcomb Jr., 94, of Wells, Maine, and former longtime Amesbury resident, died peacefully on Tuesday morning at the Berwick Estates in Berwick, Maine. He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie Stuart Titcomb, who passed away July 23, 2002.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 8, 1919, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Oresta A. (Towne) Titcomb. He attended Amesbury High School. Arthur was a licensed electrician, having worked for E.G.G. Electronics in Salem, Mass., until his retirement.

A proud veteran of World War II, Arthur served with the U.S. Army Air Corps from October 2, 1942, until his honorable discharge on October 7, 1945, with the rank of sergeant. He was a ground crew chief and squadron inspector, serving overseas for 18 months, and was the recipient of the European Theater Ribbon with five battle stars for service performed during the battles in the air defense of Europe, D-Day Invasion, Northern France, Southern France, and Germany.

Arthur was a member of Warren Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Amesbury, having recently received his 50-year Service Medal. He was also Past Illustrious Master of the former Amesbury Council, Past High Priest of Trinity Chapter, Past High Priest King Cyrus Chapter, Past Commander of Newburyport Commandery, a member Royal Arch Chapter of Kittery, Maine, Aleppo Temple of Wilmington, and Past Patron of Friendship Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. He was also a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church of Amesbury.

His survivors include his son, Arthur B. Titcomb III and wife, Hope, of Wells, with whom he resided since 2002; his daughter, Ethelyn O. Altshuler and husband, Kenneth, of Maynard, Mass.; four grandchildren, Justin Titcomb of Wells, Jacob Titcomb of Westbrook, Maine, Glenn Altshuler of Gaithersburg, Md., and Lily Altshuler of Maynard; and one great-grandson, Alexander Arthur Titcomb of Wells.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 10, at 11 a.m., at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury, beginning with Masonic Services conducted by Warren Lodge, A.F. & A.M of Amesbury.

Interment in Bartlett Cemetery, Amesbury, will be private for the family. There will be no visiting hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.