F. Arthur “Art” Doty; “Ubiquitous Art”, 78 years old of Antioch, IL passed away Monday January 23, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Bristol, WI. He was born July 10, 1933 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Warner and Rose (Buttlar) Doty, moving to Antioch in 1955. He was a graduate of Monmouth College, IL with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry. Art co-owned and operated Chicago Ink & Research Co, Antioch, IL, where he had started working at age 14. He was a member of: the Marking Device Assoc., Badgerland S. Gaugers, Chicago Area S. Gaugers, Stateline S. Gaugers, Postcard Collectors Club. Lakes Region Historical Soc., Lake Co. Historical Soc., Kenosha Co. Historical Soc., Fox Lake Area Historical Soc., A.C. Gilbert Society, Fan Collectors Club, Toy Train Operators Society, S.E. WI Antique Power Collectables Society, Descendants of the Mayflower Society, and the Edward Doten Society. Art was very active with Boy Scout Troop 92, was an over 50 year member of the PM&L Theatre, and enjoyed: puzzles, the Bristol Renaissance Faire, James Bond movies, and was a well-known Dr. Demento fan.
Survivors include: “What if all the cars in the country were Pink?”; five children: Carl Doty of Antioch, IL, Betsy Grindol of Hoffman Estates, IL, Kathy (Larry) Andrews of Bristol, WI, Debbie (Norb Stier) Corder of McHenry, IL, and Cyndy (Eric) Flatt of Hoffman Estates, IL; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles (Paula) Doty of Lake Villa, IL; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Bradley.
Funeral services will be held 4PM Saturday January 28, 2012 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Interment of ashes will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, IL. Those desiring may make donations to Seasons Hospice or the PM&L Theatre in his memory. Please sign the online guestbook for Art at www.strangfh.com.