Arthur G. Siler

April 8, 1935April 28, 2013

Arthur G.Siler, aged 78, died of Parkinson’s Disease on April 28, 2013. He was a member of Harvard class of ’56, and Harvard Law School ’60, a Rhodes Scholar and a Harvard athlete. A man of wit, humor, and excellent judgment, he was a retired partner at Ropes and Gray, where he practiced corporate law for his entire professional career. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, his daughter, Juliet Eastland, granddaughters Ivy and Ella, and his brother James. He is mourned by his loving family and his many caring friends and colleagues. Funeral is private.


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Carol Van Cleave Rhoades

February 2, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Art's passing.
I was his fellow classmate and "girlfriend" at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Ca.
Even at that time Art was modest about the skills he had, academic and athletic.
My family and I were certain that some day he would become President of the United States.

Dick Benka H'69

May 9, 2013

Art was the model of a Rhodes Scholar – academically accomplished, a Heptagonal discus champion, the Harvard shot put record holder and, later, a successful lawyer, President of the Friends of Harvard Track, and always a true gentleman. Even as his health was failing, he remained kind, dignified and intellectually disciplined and curious, reading French literature with a Larousse dictionary by his side. It was a privilege to know him.

Mark Nuccio

May 2, 2013

My deep condolences to the Siler family. Art taught many of us at the firm by example and you must know that he was much adored. A tremendous example he was - sensible, sharp, and good natured. And he was also extremely good company. His elegant, smart and clever manner of turning phrases or telling stories would bring tears from laughter. He will be much missed.

Warren M. Little

May 1, 2013

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of our track teammate and friend, Art Siler. We will always remember his good humor, strong work ethic, loyalty to Harvard, intelligence and talent.
On behalf of his Harvard track teammates, please send our condolences to Sandra and the rest of his family.
Renny Little and Carl Goldman H'55

Please send my comments and condolences to his class, and if posible to his widow.

Alison Ehrlich-Eskenas

April 30, 2013

I spent much time on Heath Hill where they lived. My grandmother lived next door. Juliet and I played all the time with my brother Scott and I. Art taught me how to play tennis on his court in his backyard. I remember the entire family very fondly. My sympathies to you all.

April 30, 2013

I had the pleasure of sitting near Mr. Siler at Ropes for many many years. He was such a gentle, caring man and truly a great colleague to everyone.

April 30, 2013

An outstanding lawyer and a truly lovely person. Ed Benjamin