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Arthur H. Foresman M.D.

May 26, 1933 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 87)

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Arthur H. Foresman, M.D., of Brook Hollow Drive, Auburn, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 8, 2020.

He was born on May 26, 1933 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA to the late Arthur M. Foresman and Marie B. Foresman.

He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA in 1955 with a  B.S. in Biology. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He received his M.D. from Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, in 1959. He was a member of Phi Chi Medical Society, and AOA, the Medical Honor Society.

His Internship was served at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA from 1959 to 1960.

From 1960 to 1962, he served on active duty as a Captain in the United States Air Force, stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, 819 Medical Group SAC, Abilene, Texas.

Following his Air Force tour of duty, he completed his Dermatology Residency at the Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia, at Temple University Health Science Center. He received a M.S. in Dermatology and was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1967.

Upon moving to Auburn, NY in 1965, he started his dermatology practice at the Carr Building, 188 Genesee St., subsequently moving to 77 Nelson Street. He was joined in his practice in 1993, by his daughter, Pamela L. Foresman, M.D. He retired in 2002.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, the Cayuga County Medical Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology.

He was a Fellow of the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

He was appointed to the Emeritus Staff of Auburn Memorial Hospital.

He was a past president of the Cayuga County Medical Society, the Cayuga County Board of Health, and the Cayuga County Board of Mental Health.

He had been a director of the Neighborhood House, YMCA, the Cayuga County Arts Council, and the Kiwanis Club.

He was a deacon and elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of both Auburn Memorial (Community) Hospital and the former Mercy Hospital.

He was a long time member of the Owasco Country Club. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

He had been a Director of the Cayuga County Community College Foundation and the Cayuga County Community Services Board.

He had many interests - sailing, skiing, gardening, bicycling, genealogy, and finally, collecting medical, pharmaceutical, and dental antiques.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Joanne Philbrook Foresman, and by a son, William H. Foresman, M.D. (Judy).  He is survived by three children: Jeffrey S., Pamela L. Foresman Brundage (Brian), and Robert M. (Ludmila), and by 10 grandchildren - Katherine, Claire, Parker, Henry, Jaden, Anastasia, Alesia, Abigail, Alexander, and John and a great grandson, Atticus.

There will be no calling hours and a private ceremony will be held by the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St, Auburn, NY 13021, or to Hospice of Central New York and of the Finger Lakes, 990 Seventh North St, Liverpool, NY, 13088.

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Private Services


Westminster Presbyterian Church
17 william Street, Auburn NY 13021

Hospice of Central New York & of the Finger Lakes
990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool NY 13088
Tel: 1-315-634-2159

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