Arthur A. Palleon,
A. Palleon, the son of Greek immigrants, was born on Dec. 3, 1938, in
Bay View. He was a Bay View High School graduate, Army volunteer, a
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Exceptional Education and later in life he completed a
Masterís Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Art married Marjorie (Margie) (nee Anderson) in 1962. Recently in
August, they happily celebrated their 50th anniversary together with a
very romantic dinner at Sanfordís, a restaurant they both had wanted to
visit. Their wedding was blessed with two nowgrown children, Erica and
Nicholas, both of whom were very close to Art and inherited his weird
sense of humor.
The Palleon family was very close, spent much time together,
road-tripped every summer while the kids were still home and continued
to vacation as a family when possible, even as adults. Art was a very
loving father and proud of his children.
For 20 years, Art taught exceptional education students in the Milwaukee
Public Schools system. His past students often entered his life long
after his career. During Artís hospice care last month, a nurse asked
Margie if, ďArt Palleon had taught at Riverside University High School
in the late í80s.Ē She confirmed that he did. The nurse went on to
praise Artís role in positively changing her sonís life. The last years
of his teaching career, he spent in RUHS as university facilitator
involving recruiting, admissions, college options and advanced
placement. Art was an active member of the MTEA.
When he was not busy spending time with work and his family, Artís
pastimes and hobbies included traveling, making wine in the í70s,
reading, talking and joking around, walking his favorite buddy Ė his
little dog, Mao, and most importantly actively participating in
The familyís home in the city of Cedarburg was important to him and he
served the city in several capacities: an appointed District 3 alderman,
Cedarburg Visioning Committee, Public Works Committee, an election
official, and most recently on the Library Board.
He took great pride in being an election official for more than 10 years
in the city of Cedarburg. On Election Day, he looked forward to meeting
the other election officials and all the constituents in District 7.
Art felt the building of the new Cedarburg library is important to the
future of Cedarburg and its citizens and was extremely pleased with the
completion in 2013. Art enjoyed working with all the Library Board
members. As a Cedarburg Lions member, working with his brother Lions
serving food or beverages and talking with the festival visitors was fun
for Art. He assisted with community blood donations and proudly donated
more than 120 units in his lifetime.
Art and Margie were a great team in many areas but especially in
advocating for their beliefs in people, education, and the environment.
They both felt their time was too precious to just ďretire.Ē They always
advocated for the causes they believed but since Artís retirement, he
and Margie worked tirelessly together on causes that focused on
educating the public of their voting rights, including the right to
non-biased information on issues and candidates, as well as
environmental causes, particularly that of Lake Michigan and the other
Great Lakes. Art encouraged citizens of Wisconsin to realize the
importance our water and lakes.
He was on the board the League of Women Voters Ozaukee as the newsletter
editor and on the board of Lake Michigan League of Women Voters as a
A special thanks to the attentive oncology staff at Columbia St Maryís
Ozaukee, Dr. Nand and Dr. Goniu.
May he be remembered for his quick wit and his delicious baklava.
Art will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving wife and best
friend of over 50 years, Margie (nee Anderson) Palleon. He was the best
friend and dear father of daughter Erica Palleon and of son Nicholas
Palleon. Art is further survived by brothers, Charles (Arlene) and James
(Janis), a sister, Alice (Greg) Cepanica; brother-in-law, Carole and Jim
Oster, and Henry Anderson; and nieces, nephews, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Fannie Palleon; his
brother and sister, Theodore and Mary Palleon; his nephews, Theodore Jr.
and Jon Palleon; and in-laws, Benard and Lillian Anderson.
A visitation will take place on Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until the
service at 1 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the League of Women Voters or The
Friends of the Cedarburg Public Library are appreciated.
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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.