KROLL--Arthur H. Passed away this past Monday morning. He was 70 years old. Born in New York, he graduated from Cornell University and St. Johns Law School, where he was an editor of the law review. He had a distinguished legal career where he became an outstanding specialist in ERISA, Tax and Executive Compensation. He spent many years at Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler as a senior partner and rainmaker. He then continued his practice at Pryor Cashman. In his later years, he served as a consultant to some of the most important executives in business. He published many books and articles and was a mentor to some of the most distinguished lawyers practicing throughout the country. He and his wife, Lois (Handmacher) have lived in Scarsdale NY for 44 years where they raised two children, Douglas and Pamela, whom he adored. Douglas passed away from Leukemia (AML) in 2002. It then became his mission to continue his son's work to find a treatment, if not a cure, for this disease. He worked tirelessly with the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, where he raised well over $1,000,000 to fund outstanding doctors dedicated to this effort. He had two grandchildren, DJ and Stephen, who were the apples of his eye. Arthur had a great zest for life, and nothing could get him down. He also served many years on the boards of the Westchester chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Student Advocacy. He also, with the support of his daughter, son-in-law Alan Winnikoff and daughter-in-law Lucy Kroll Treadwell set up a scholarship at the Youth Counseling League of the Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, where his son had been a beloved social worker. The scholarship is awarded to worthy clients of YCL who have graduated from high school and wish to continue their education. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 12noon at the Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, 295 Soundview Avenue, White Plains, (914) 946-8851. Family will receive visitors following the service and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their home in Scarsdale from 1-5pm. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Westchester (Douglas Kroll Research Program) c/o KST Consulting Group, 250 Hartsdale Avenue, Suite 30, Hartsdale, NY 10530 or Youth Counseling League of Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, (JBFCS/Youth Counseling League, Attn: Douglas Kroll Scholarship, 9th Floor, 120 W. 57th St. New York, NY 10019).

Published in The New York Times on February 17, 2010