Arthur Hirsch, age 94, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
No local services will be held. Arthur's cremated remains will be buried in the Delmont City Cemetery in Delmont, South Dakota, at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton, South Dakota.
Arthur Hirsch was born March 7, 1920 to Philipp and Rosina (Flemmer) Hirsch near Delmont, South Dakota. He attended a rural grade school and graduated from Delmont High School. He was a graduate of the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and also graduated with the degree of Masters of Business Administration from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration in New York City. He lived and worked in Manhattan, New York for 49 years. He was employed for many years as a corporate executive and for 12 years he was employed by the city of New York. He worked on special assignment for the New York City Department of Finance and prepared confidential reports for many city agencies including the New York City Police Department as well as the FBI and other federal agencies in Washington, DC.
During World War II he served in the US Air Corp and was stationed on air bases in the US and Alaska. Besides his business career, Arthur was a professionally trained concert singer. After his concert debut in Carnegie Hall in New York City, he presented many concerts in the New York area and also appeared with numerous musical groups and orchestras as a soloist. In 1996, he returned to South Dakota to retire in Yankton and enjoy his retirement among his many relatives and friends across South Dakota.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Arthur, Reinhold and Oscar; and two sisters: Melita Lippert and Cordelia Doering.
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I will always remember uncle art as the well educated and loved by all gentle man. As a young child I would look forward to the chocolates Arthur would send to South Dakota for the holidays. And all the gatherings he put on in Tripp SD legion hall.His legacy will be remembered for ever. Im so blessed my wife Vicky got to meet Art in September 2014. With Thoughts and Prayers Clyde and Vicky Hirsch
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