Arnold "Arnie" Mayersohn

Obituary Notice

Arnold (Arnie) Linn Mayersohn, age 85, of Little Rock, passed away Monday, January 3, 2005. He was born July 6, 1919 in Albany, New York, son of the late Kate and Louis Mayersohn. Arnie graduated from Albany Academy prior to his graduation from Harvard University in 1941. Serving in World War II, he became a First Sergeant in the 78th Infantry Division seeing action in the Battle of The Bulge. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Returning from the war, he graduated from Albany University School of Law in 1949. In that same year he and his wife Janet moved to Little Rock where he began his career with Sterling Stores Company, Inc. He served as Vice President and Treasurer for many years and became Chairman of the Board in 1973 until his retirement in 1981. He was a long time member of the Board of Sterling Stores Company, Inc., served on the Board of Trustees at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the Board of Directors of First Commercial Bank. He was a long time member of Rotary Club International, "Club 99", where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow. He was also an active member of the Board of Youth Home, Inc., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and member of the board of NCCJ, and was a long time member of Temple B'nai Israel, serving as President from 1966-1968.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the special care provided by the doctors and nurses at University of Arkansas Medical Science Center, Hospice Home Care, and our very special private caregivers.

Arnie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet Grundfest Mayersohn of Little Rock, a daughter, Loris M. Fullerton and husband Jay of Little Rock, a son, Arnold L. Mayersohn, Jr. and wife Betsy of St. Louis, Missouri, two granddaughters Sarah and Rani Mayersohn, three brothers, Stanley, David and Louis Mayersohn, Jr., a sister-in-law, Loris Grundfest Birnkrant, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a memorial service Thursday, January 6th, at 2pm at the Temple B'nai Israel officiated by Rabbi Eugene Levy. Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Temple B'nai Israel, 3700 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock 72212, and the Center on Aging, UAMSC, 4301 West Markham Street, slot 748, Little Rock 72205.


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  • We are so very sorry to see the passing of such a fine man as Arnie. He was certainly special to many, many people. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time. May the God of all comfort be your Comfort. 
    In His abounding grace, 
    Carolyn & Robert LeMaster
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Please relay our deepest sympathy to the Mayersohn Family. May God be with you.
    Jane Anne Ryals-Spikes and Holly Harvey
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Loris and Jay, My thoughts are with you and your family. I am glad you have each other for comfort and strength. Love,
    Melissa Pearce
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I was sadden to hear of Mr. Mayersohn's death. As a store manager for Sterling Stores, my Dad and Mom had great respect for his leadership, honesty and integrity in working with all the store's managers. I was fortunate to know Mr. Mayersohn in working with Dad and also in the warehouse on 3rd and Rock and also the new building on the interstate. Simply put, He was a good man.
    Thomas H. Reeves
    Lakeway, Texas
  • Dear Mrs. Mayersohn and Loris and Families:  We would like to express our sorrow to hear about Arnie passing. You were such a wonderful couple and he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew his quick wit and sweet smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you wonderful people. Love, 
    Jackie Tanner and Valerie Pitts 
    (formerly of Phil's Market & Cafe)
    Sherwood, Arkansas
  • We just read about Arnie and are saddened by your loss. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. Our love is with you and your family. 
    Mildred Pendergrass and family
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dear Mrs. Mayersohn, I was saddened to learn of the recent loss of your husband. I will always remember how gracious he was to me the entire time I was growing up and how much my father thought of him. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I will always remember Mr. Arnie with great affection.
    Mary Elizabeth McShane Runshang
    Mobile, Alabama