James Arthur

June 26, 1923March 16, 2013
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JAMES I. ARTHUR, 89, of Eastham passed away peacefully at his home on March 16. He leaves his wife of 67 years to Inella Cooper and daughters Sue Clark of Brewster and Nora Potts of Eastham and their families. He was predeceased by his son James, Jr. and daughters Jean and Betsy. Jim served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Eaton in the South Pacific where he earned a Purple Heart. He retired from the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield MA and moved to Cape Cod to be near family. Jim loved golf and shot a hole-in-one at the age of 88 at Chequessett Country Club where he was a longtime member. An avid fan of the Boston Celtics, he never missed watching a game. He enjoyed his almost daily visits to Willy’s Gym and loved doing anything for his family. A memorial will be planned for a later date. Donations in Jim’s name can be made to the Lower Cape Outreach. Contribute online at or by mail to P.O. Box 665, Orleans, MA 02653. For online condolences, please visit


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John and Maria VanDerLaan

June 6, 2013

Dear Inella and Family,

We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. I will never forget the day we moved in next door to Jim and Inella a couple of years ago. As John and I stood in our back yard for the first time, we looked over to our neighbor (Jim) and couldn't help but smile when we saw how happy he seemed chipping and putting in his back yard. We saw this as true Divine intervention given that we come from a long line of golfers! Jim immediately came to talk to us and welcome us to the neighborhood. We felt right at home from the first moment we met! From that day forward, we so looked forward to our time at the Cape in our second home...catching up with our neighbors, hearing the latest golf updates from Jim, seeing Jim and Inella taking off for the gym every morning (wow!). We miss our Cape house and our neighbors. We just know that Jim is chipping and putting in a better place now and with no limitations. We're sure he'll have all the courses figured out by the time we get to wherever it is that we go! Our love and prayers to all of you as you move through this difficult time.

May 31, 2013

Aunt Inella and all my cousins. You are in my prayers. I am so very grateful that Jim and I had the chance to visit and get to know my family again. Uncle Jimmie reminded me of my dad Alvin Arthur both soft spoken and full of fun. Two wonderful men.
Thank you aunt Inella you let me see a wonderful couple in action. With all my love Evelyn (Arthur ) Metz

May 30, 2013

sorry for your lost of your wonderful
boyfriend,husband and father of your children.uncle jimmy will be missed.
love you aunt inella
linda(arthur) schultz

Ellyn Cole

March 28, 2013

I know Jim now occupies a special place in heaven. He and Inella were such special people during the time Sue and I were roommates at Katharine Gibbs in 1964/65 and then while we shared our first two apartments. They graciously invited me to spend Christmas with their family during that time. I consider myself so lucky to have seen him last September (after 40 plus years). What a kind and rare gentleman he was. Heaven has a star.

March 24, 2013

Dear Sue and family, We, the many shipmates of the USS Eaton send our heartfelt condolences on behalf of our wartime Helmsmann. We shall remember him and ring the ship's bell at our "Departed Shipmates Memorial" at our Ship's Reunion, July, 2014, at Dubuque, IA.

Pete & Marcia McIntire

March 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Linda Groth

March 23, 2013

Dear Sue and family, I will always treasure the moments when your mom and dad came into the gym. They were always smiling, shared their estate sales shopping with me. I received some very cute emails from your mom. They hold a special place in my heart.

Sincerely, Linda Groth (and the Willy's Gym family)

March 22, 2013

Dear Sue and family. You will be in my prayers. Remember all the good times. I will remember his great smile when we visited with him. He will be missed.
Love Jean Smith Duxbury MA

Lucas Potts

March 21, 2013

Pop love you much. thanks for everything you have ever done for me. love you always Luke

Liz and Bill Heumann

March 21, 2013

Dear Inella,Sue,Nora and your famiiles,
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure"
Jim was truly a treasure to all who knew him and we are reminded of that through the lovely photo gallery and obituary. Sharing in your sadness and loss today...
Liz and Bill (Papa) Heumann Nassau, NY