Arthur Norris Haupt

October 27, 1945May 3, 2024
Obituary of Arthur Norris Haupt


Murphy Funeral Homes

Arthur (Art) Norris Haupt, 78, passed away quietly on Friday, May 3, at Autumn Leaves Memory Care Facility, in Savoy, Illinois. He was born in London, England, October 27, 1945, to Zygmunt Haupt of Ułaszkowce, Galicia (now part of Ukraine), and Edith Norris of New Orleans. Zygmunt Haupt was a well-known Polish writer and painter,and a Polish Cavalry Officer who made his way to England, where he met his future wife Edith Norris. After the war, the family moved to New Orleans and then to New York in 1951 where Zygmunt Haupt joined Voice of America. Art's family moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1958. His father continued to write and paint, and he won Polish literary awards in 1963 and 1971. His father died in 1975 and Art's mother moved back to her hometown of New Orleans, while Art stayed in Virginia. Art graduated from Wakefield High School in 1963, where he met the love of his life, Linda Martindale. He graduated from Dartmouth College. He volunteered for the Peace Corps. Art wrote for work and for pleasure and was also an editor throughout his life. He worked at the Population Reference Bureau for many years and later for Kiplinger Magazine as an editor. He joined a graphic novel/comics group and wrote several stories that were published by District Comics. In 1983, Art met up again with Linda Martindale and they lived together in Park Fairfax, Alexandria, and in 1990 moved to Jefferson Street in Arlington, Virginia. Linda died in 2013. Art vigorously promoted his father's works in the United States and Poland. He arranged in 1982 for Stanford University to house a collection of Zygmunt Haupt's works and materials. Art travelled to Poland to attend several Zygmunt Haupt Festivals, from 2015-2019. Art loved to travel. He and Linda took road trips across the country and back. He also went to Poland in 1985, to England with his mother in 1986, to Ukraine in 1998 to visit his father's birthplace, and to Brazil in 2010. Art was a master at the grill and hosted many wonderful cookouts. Art loved movies, was funny, enjoyed being with his many friends, and always had witty comments about the world. He suffered from worsening dementia, which required him to move to specialized facilities to provide the necessary care. In October 2022, there was a celebration of his life and his 77th birthday. Service will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N Oakland St, Arlington, VA 22203, Friday, May 31 at 10:00 AM. Visitation at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203, will be Thursday evening, from 4pm to 7pm. Burial will be at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, following the service, along with a reception at the cemetery.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
Thursday, May 30, 2024


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Murphy Funeral Home

Friday, May 31, 2024

Funeral Service

10:00 am

St. George's Episcopal Church

Friday, May 31, 2024

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St George's Episcopal Church

Friday, May 31, 2024

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Columbia Gardens Cemetery

Friday, May 31, 2024
Friday, May 31, 2024


Columbia Gardens Reception Hall

3411 Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA