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EHRENREICH, Arthur D.

EHRENREICH - Arthur D. March 5th, 1934 - February 23, 2017. A private service was held for Arthur D. Ehrenreich, 82, on Saturday, February 25th. Arthur was a philanthropist, an intellectual, and a pistol. He was a pillar of support in his community, ever-generous with his time, his books, and his counsel. He gave anonymously, in keeping with his constant desire to support others without drawing attention. He lived his life with purpose, detail and love. Arthur grew up in Buffalo and received his B.A. from Syracuse, his J.D. from U.B. and his M.L. from NYU before moving to Phoenix in 1960. He spent the majority of his 57-year law career at Fennemore Craig, where he practiced for over 39 years. He was admitted to the Arizona, New York and Supreme Court Bar Associations.
Arthur's many passions were highlighted by his lifelong study of the classics. He filled his life and home with music. He was a skilled pianist; his favorite piece to play was Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor. In 1998, he founded the Twiford Foundation, whose mission is to assist in the sustainability of humanities and cultural arts education. He also served on the Phoenix Symphony Board. Arthur was an avid birdwatcher who traveled the world with binoculars in hand. He viewed birds as emblematic of people in the larger world. Some of his favorite identifications were the Elegant trogon, the Rothschild's mynah and the Red-faced warbler. He was responsible for the creation of the critically endangered Blue-Billed Curassow exhibit at the Phoenix Zoo. Arthur's civic leadership extended from his journey to Eagle Scout to the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix Foundation. His commitments exemplified his enduring love for children, community and the great outdoors. Arthur was a competitive golfer and racquetball player, as well as a recreational skier. Arthur was most proud of his family and the many adventures he shared with them. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Theresa; his children James (and Julie) Ehrenreich of Phoenix, Robert (and Mona)
Ehrenreich of Los Angeles, Joan
Ehrenreich (and Robert) Lipson of Phoenix and Lynn (and Clifford)
Running of Phoenix; his nine grandchildren, Brandon and Adam Ehrenreich, Matthew and Andie Ehrenreich, Jacob, Gabrielle, Ethan and Stella Lipson and Maxwell Running, and many more adored nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and furry four-legged members. Contributions in Arthur's honor can be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, The Phoenix Symphony, or Audubon Arizona.

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