Arthur Gauthier Obituary, Death – After a brief struggle with lung cancer, Arthur H. Gauthier II died on November 2, 2022. Susan Gauthier, his wife of 38 years; daughter Melissa Hendricks (husband Artie); son Scott Gauthier (wife Amanda); and daughter Brianna Griffin were among his devoted family members (husband John). His sisters, Denise Pirone (Pasadena, MD) and Cathie McAllister (Flagstaff, AZ), as well as his eight wonderful grandchildren, survive him: Everly and Kingston Hendricks; Owen, Wyatt, and Clara Gauthier; and Johnny, Charles, and Landon Griffin. Not to mention the multitudes who knew and adored him as their “PopPop.”
Fort Worth is where Art was born. On March 1, 1954, Sebastiana Rollo and Arthur H Gauthier were married in Lee, Virginia. He got his start in men’s clothing at Robinson’s in Severna Park, Maryland. He later became the owner of Cohen’s Clothiers, worked as a buyer for Webster’s, and then relocated to New York City to manage the creation of high-end men’s suits. In 1984, he returned from New York City to marry the love of his life and settle in Severna Park, where he could continue his mentorship and entrepreneurship interests.
Before building, expanding, and selling his own businesses, he encouraged and assisted his wife in purchasing The Cottage. After selling Arthur’s School Uniforms, he “retired” to work full-time assisting his son in the founding and expansion of Signature Teamwear, as well as advising the rest of his family (and many friends) in their different business operations and professional development. His proudest accomplishment was coaching women’s basketball at St. Mary’s High School, beginning with the Green Hornets, Waves AAU, and JV/Varsity teams—and his highest honor was being named “Assistant to the Associate Head Coach” at Saint Joe’s University.
He was a multi-talented man: an excellent cook, a self-taught musician, a songwriter, and a prankster with the best sense of humour and the warmest grin. He was the leader of The Moondogs, a prominent special-occasion band in Annapolis and Severna Park, Maryland. His bandmates were revealed to be his siblings. Art had an uncanny ability to make new friends and make everyone feel like family no matter where he went. Art was a member of the Severna Park United Methodist Church’s first praise band, “Lost and Found.”
Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, P.A., 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146 On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., a memorial service will be held at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146, followed by a reception.