Arthur M. Stockin died peacefully at his home in Kerhonkson on July 21, 2014. Born November 24, 1939 to George M. Stockin and Miriam Hollenbeck Stockin.
Art had married Laurette Turner on March 30, 1974.
Art had spent his entire life in Ulster County, growing up in Kerhonkson, NY and graduating from Kerhonkson High School in 1957. He attended SUNY New Paltz where he received a B.S. in Art Education. He taught elementary school art for two years at Marbletown Elementary School in Stone Ridge, NY. After receiving his M. Ed. in Physical Education from East Stroudsburg State College, PA, he spent the next 30 years teaching physical education and coaching men's and women's varsity swimming at SUNY New Paltz. During that 30-year stint as a full-time Associate Professor on the faculty at SUNY New Paltz, he received the Alumni Distinguished Teacher Award, the Pride of Ulster County Award, the SUNY Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Award (four times), the American Swimming Coaches Association Award of Excellence for Outstanding Coaching Achievement in the United States of America, and he was inducted into the SUNY New Paltz Hawk Hall of Fame.
After retiring, he became a full-time watercolorist, and his passion for life spills over into his paintings.
In addition to his wife Rette of 40 years, Art is survived by his children; Kerri, Kim and Kris. His grandchildren; Kayla, Megan and Daisy. His brothers and sisters; Jeanne Kozlark, Pat Roques, Jeff Stockin, Cheryl Sharrock and John Stockin.
A celebration of Art’s life is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th, 10am at the Federated Church of Kerhonkson. Burial will be private and at the discretion of the family.