Arthur James Searby

May 14, 1923 - December 29, 2014
Arthur James Searby


Arthur James Searby, age 91, a resident at Carolina Shores, NC, exited from this earthly life to his eternal life on Monday, December 29, 2014.

Arthur was a graduate of Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, and a proud veteran of the US Navy, he was retired from education serving as a Vice Principal in elementary education.

He is survived by his wife, Marylin Searby; two daughters, Martha Pompeo (Doug), Cynthia Charest (Tom) along with other family members.

A Celebration of Life memorial ceremony will be held 10 am Friday, January 2, 2015, at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Friends of the Library at Hickmans Crossroads Library, 1040 Calabash Road, Calabash, NC 28467.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • January 05, 2015
    Jeff Yurack says:
    You will be missed. Love, Jeff, Karen, Tyler, Logan, Dillon, and Layton

  • January 02, 2015
    Tom Tener says:
    Dear Marylin: I am so very sorry to hear of Art's passing. Of all the fine men I have had the honor to meet in my life and particularly from the Academy, Art is truly one of the best. My prayers and deepest condolences are with you. Sincerely, Tom Tener KP '86

  • January 02, 2015
    Ann Faldetta says:
    Hi Marilyn, Martha and Cindy - My condolences on your loss. I am on Long Island right now with my mom and we were just talking about Art yesterday as we went through many old cards, letters and photos. We also saw some pictures of his beautiful artwork. I have so many good memories from years ago growing up in Massapequa Park. What wonderful neighbors Mr Searby and your family always were. May he rest in peace and join in a few card games and some pistachios in heaven! Ann

  • January 02, 2015
    Suzanne Piastuck says:
    My 6th grade teacher at Lockhart in Massapequa. He was the best teacher I ever had. A kind man who knew how hard it was to be 12 years old. I have never forgotten his kind, understanding manner. RIP Mr Searby. You did a great job!

  • January 02, 2015
    Keith and Betty Lockwood says:
    We are sad to hear of Uncle Arthur's passing. We are however, happy that he had the long and wonderful life he did. We will always have fond memories of the good times we all shared together. RIP Uncle Arthur