William "Bill" C. MacArthur

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Dr. William "Bill" C. MacArthur, 59, of Bella Vista, Ark., died on April 25, 2022, after a brief illness. Bill was born October 30, 1962, in Albany, N.Y., to John P. and Katharine B. MacArthur. He grew up in the Albany area and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School. He received a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MS from the University of Michigan, and a DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Settling in Michigan, he became the president and director of R&D at Geneworks, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., one of the first avian genetics research companies. He was the chief veterinarian and founder of Affordable Vet Services of Ann Arbor, and later the chief medical officer and director of R&D at Zomedica, also in Ann Arbor. Bill was also an inveterate tinkerer, craftsman, and clock maker, and a co-creator of Insectazoids, an award-winning robot toy. Bill is survived by his sons, Alexander and Benjamin MacArthur, and by their mothers, Laura O'Rourke and Kelly MacArthur; as well as by his mother, Katharine Abbuhl; and his siblings, Linda, James, and Robert MacArthur. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon; his father; and his stepfather, John Abbuhl.

Published May 11, 2022

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