The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001039617-01
Funeral Notices

REV. DR. ARTHUR W. HARVEY The Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Harvey, twelve-year resident of Ellenton, FL, went home to be with the Lord whom he loved and served his entire life on October 14, 2017. He was preceded in heaven by two of his daughters, Laurie Jo and Debbie. Arthur is survived by his loving, and well-loved wife, Patricia (Wilgus); son Charles (Lisa); two daughters Lois McFaddin (Robert); Cathy Harvey and many others. Arthur was a pastor, church musician, and minister of music even in his "semi-retirement", as music and ministry were his lifelong calling and passion. He was an educator for fifty-eight years, an international lecturer, working in more than 23 countries; an avid researcher, engaged teacher and mentor who was well loved by everyone who ever had the privilege to meet him. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his honor to "The Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Harvey Endowed Scholarship" at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. We feel this will best honor his lifelong passion for and devotion to music education and ministry.