November 13th, 1930 - July 20th, 2019
Arthur C. Proffitt, age 88, passed peacefully on July 20, 2019 at Berkeley Square.
Born in 1930 to George and Ellen Proffitt of Laurel County, Kentucky, he moved to Hamilton with his family when he was twelve years old. Upon graduating from Hamilton High School in 1948, he completed a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
From there, he enjoyed a career spanning nearly 40 years, first with Dow Chemical Company and then with Marathon Oil, that took him and his family around the world.
He was interested in how things worked—and how he might help things work better. For his novel contributions toward improving polymer production, he was awarded several patents.
In 1953, he married Janice Reece and enjoyed nearly 65 years of marriage together. She preceded him in death in 2018. He is survived by two children, Anne (Michael) Goulish and Philip C. (Kimberly) Proffitt, and one granddaughter, Melanie Goulish. Also surviving are many dear members of his extended family including Gracie (Joe) Goebel, Roy Proffitt, Troy (Donna) Proffitt, Rusty (Kathy) Proffitt, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service is planned for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Millville Cemetery, 2289 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 235 Ludlow St, Hamilton, OH 45011.
Dezzie (House) Smallwood
|Art was a very competent, intelligent peeron with so many topics to talk about. I loved when he shared memories of my family with me. He was the only person who called me Dezzie Bea. A very accomplished gentleman who made the world around him a better place.|
|I knew Art in Cody during my time with Marathon in 1986. We fished together. A kind gentle man. God be with him and family.|