It is with a heavy heart that I announce Arthur Weisberg, member of the American Foundation for the Blind Board of Trustees, passed away on November 24, 2012.

Art was a dear friend and supporter of AFB and a huge champion of our work in Huntington, West Virginia. Personally, Art was a mentor to me. Every time we spoke, I picked up on some new, unexpected life lesson. I often say that Art's book, the wonderfully unpretentious "Call Me Art," should be required reading.

From his humble beginnings in Brooklyn to his creation of a full-grown enterprise boasting over a thousand employees in multiple states, Art was the epitome of a self-made man. Art founded State Electric Supply Company in 1952 and Service Wire Company in 1968, which he owned and grew over the years. He served in the Army during World War II and graduated from City College of New York with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

We extend our deepest sympathies go to his loving wife Joan, his five children, and his extended family and friends.

I know I speak for many when I say he will be missed dearly.

Author Carl Augusto
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