Arthur Samberg

Arthur J. Samberg

Thursday, February 6th, 1941 - Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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Arthur J. Samberg, a long-time resident of Ossining and Chappaqua, passed away on July 14, 2020 at home from leukemia. He was 79.
Art was born in the Bronx on February 6, 1941 to Rena (nee Goldman) and Philip. Lovingly raised by his parents first in the Bronx and then, starting at age 8 in Tenafly NJ, Art learned the values of hard work, humility, and close family relationships. He and his wife Becky instilled these values in their three children, and through them, their seven grandchildren.
Art was a graduate of Tenafly H.S. and an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., Engineering), Stanford University (M.S., Aeronautical Engineering) and Columbia University (MBA). He met his wife Becky while both were graduate students at Stanford. He began his career designing rockets for Lockheed Air and Space in California only to decide this wasn’t his calling. He and Becky moved to New York City where he enrolled in Columbia Business School and began a career as a stock analyst, integrating his business acumen and technology knowledge. After excelling at Weiss, Peck and Greer in the 70s and 80s, he went out on his own, ultimately founding Westport-based Pequot Capital which grew into a preeminent hedge fund. Over the last 15 years he managed family entities, along with his sons, with an emphasis on technology-based venture capital.
Art took great joy in giving back to the community. He is a Life Member of the MIT Corporation and has served on the boards of numerous education, cultural and health institutions including, at the time of his death: Columbia Business School Board of Overseers (Chair Emeritus), NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through the charitable grantmaking foundation he and Becky created, he touched people far and wide with his generosity of time and spirit.
Art lived life to its fullest. Whether it was describing his latest investment idea at a family Thanksgiving dinner, coaching his kids’ basketball teams in Chappaqua, playing basketball with his Pequot colleagues, climbing Mt. Kiliminjaro at age 59, or tossing his grandkids around in the pool, he brought passion to everything he did. Art enjoyed travelling and managed to get to six out of seven continents but always made time for summers in Northern Michigan, where he and Becky honeymooned and the extended family gathered each and every summer thereafter.
Art will be lovingly remembered by Becky, his wife of 56 years. He leaves a joyful legacy behind to his three children: Jeff and Debbie of Chappaqua; Laura and Mike Faino of McLean, VA; and Joe and Sandy of Rye. His memory will be treasured by his seven grandchildren: Zack, Max, Heather, Josh, Rachel, Matthew, and Dani. He will be deeply missed. Service and burial are private. The family hopes to celebrate his life together with friends and extended family in the future. In the meantime, please share stories and memories on this web site. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Jacob Burns Film Center, Ossining Children’s Center, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester.
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    Riverside Cemetery
    12 Market Street
    Saddle Brook, NJ
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College Summit/PeerForward

Posted at 01:37pm
Art Samberg "embodied The Heart of a Great Teacher, the Mind of an Innovator, and the Spirit of an Inspired Student". We will forever be grateful.

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Olivier Huynh Van

Posted at 12:32pm
A la memoire d'un homme pas comme les autres.

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Posted at 09:29am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Celeste and Jon Spivey

Posted at 12:33am
We are blessed for the time we have known Art and grateful for the lasting impact he has had on so many lives! Our love and prayers are with you-

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shelly ganis

Posted at 05:02pm
Dear Becky, Joe,Jeff and Laura:

like every one else...i am so sad about arts passing. i am sure you already know this...he was very special. as his tax advisor we developed a terrific relationship both personally as well as professionally. he always treated me with so much respect. he would ask me a tax question...i quickly learned that if i did not understand the question or know the answer ...tell him. he would take his time to make sure i fully knew all of the facts. he would not make me feel slighted by not knowing the answer to his issue off the top of my head. not many of my clients who reached the absolute top of their profession like art did would do that.

at our usual planning meeting in katonah...before we got down to business he wold ask about me and and my family. i knew how much family met to him. the montage so captured how much of a family man he was. how important it was to him.

i will never forget the following (which shows what art was all about). the year before i had forced retirement as a partner from grant thornton i had a bilateral stroke. after a stay at Columbia's icu for strokes.. ..i spent over a month at burke rehab in white planes. once discharged from there i spent over 3 months doing outpatient therapy. i was at home still recovering and feeling so much better ...i would speaking with amy frequently. i learned of his illness. i kept saying to amy i would like to go the katonah office to say hi to her and art (if he was going to be there). she got back to me and said that art would like to have lunch. then she said he wanted her to drive him down to Armonk (where i live) and the three of us would have lunch at a place we previously would meet ...modern barn. he came into the restaurant walking with his cane. he had such a great smile on his face when he saw me. when we sat down all he kept asking about was my rehab and full recovery. i will never forget this. it shows what he was all about.

i am sure you will miss him terribly...but hopefully the great memories will bring a smile to your it will for all of us


shelly ganis



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