Arthur S Jarvis

Arthur Jarvis Obituary

Arthur Samuel Jarvis (Buzzy), age 86 of Chelsea and Cambridge Massachusetts, passed away on April 6, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Buzzy was born on June 19, 1936, in Cambridge Massachusetts to the late Gertrude (Cromwell) Jarvis of Weymouth, Nova Scotia and the late Malcom E Jarvis of Brighton, Massachusetts. He was raised on Chalk Street, in Cambridge and remained there for many years to care for his aging parents. Once his parents passed, he moved to Chelsea Massachusetts to be with his longtime partner, confidant and friend, Shirley Thompson.

Buzz was educated at the Sacrament Grammar School and Church, where he served as an alter boy and sang in the choir. He also attended Ringe Technical High School.

He joined the United States Marines Corp in 1957 and received an honorable discharge in 1960, 30 days after discharge. Buzz worked for Polaroid Corporation as a Laboratory Technician, until his semi-retirement in 1993 where he joined Behring Diagnostics as a Consultant. He became fully retired in 1998.

Buzzy loved being on the water. Whether it was deep sea fishing on the boat with his brother Frank, or freshwater fishing in a park. He loved being on the beach soaking up the sun, walking along the shore and feeding the seagulls. He could never pass up a good plate of “fish and chips”!

A lover of sports, Buzz always routed for his Boston home teams, particularly the Red Sox and the Patriots.

Buzzy loved to learn. He was extremely interested in science and anything medical. He was often found in deep thought contemplating many subjects and the mysteries of the Universe. He loved and taught his daughter and grandson how to play Sudoku, Rummy 500 and crossword puzzles. He enjoyed many long conversations with family and friends regarding the human body and medical advances.

Buzz spent the second half of his life with his love Shirley Thompson, fondly called “Crinch.”  He enjoyed family time with her and her children and grandchildren. Often participating in family game night. He loved playing cards, getting his scratch tickets and was always available for a great conversation and a good laugh! He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandson, having an enjoyable conversation and a delicious meal. All time spent was always a joy for everyone.

Buzzy was a great father, son, partner, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He shared his love, his knowledge, and his profound sense of humor with all that he loved and who loved him. He was kind, patient, and a quiet contemplative man, who would fill the room with ease and peace with his presence. Buzzy (Buzz, Dad, Pappy) was a humble person that would not want us to boast but was truly the best and will be missed more than words could ever express.

Buzzy is survived by his son Arthur J (Buzzy) Jarvis, daughter, J Christina Jarvis, grandfather of Nicholas C. Jarvis, and life partner Shirley Thompson.. He was the brother of the late Francis E. Jarvis, the late Daisy Jarvis, the late Eugene Jarvis, and the late Patricia Morris. He was the uncle of many nieces and nephews

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