Obituary for Arthur Tannenbaum
The family writes --
Arthur Tannenbaum, 86, of NYC and Connecticut, loving husband, father, grandfather and visionary Founder of Everybody Wins!, passed away at home 10/8/17 due to complications from Alzheimer’s. He is survived by the love of his life Phyllis, his wife of 65 years, who tirelessly cared for him throughout his long illness. A self-made man, Arthur was an Officer in the Navy, graduated from Baruch College while working full-time, became a CPA and retired as VP Finance from CHF Industries after 30 years. A lifelong champion of progressive causes, his second act was inspired by his wife’s experience as a NYC public school teacher as well as “The Read Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease. Everybody Wins!, known in some cities as Read Ahead or Read to a Child, promotes literacy through reading-based mentoring to thousands of at-risk children throughout the country. An avid tennis player well into his 80’s, Arthur was known for his serve and wicked volley game. He is also survived by his daughters Bobbi Jessani and Heidi Schwartz, son Michael Tannenbaum, along with their spouses and five adored grandchildren.
Since Arthur was a lifelong champion of children, a donation can be made in his memory to a children's mentoring or literacy program of your choice, or to the Alzheimer's Family Support Program at NYU which provided so much comfort to the family.
Pay to Order of: NYU School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry
Mail to: NYU Langone Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program
c/o Elizabeth Stevenson
145 E. 32nd Street, Room 821
New York, NY 10016