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Arthur Beneckson, psychologist

Arthur Beneckson, psychologist

Arthur Beneckson, a retired Baltimore County public schools psychologist and guidance counselor who was also a popular summer camp counselor for 30 years, died Oct. 4 of coronary artery disease at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital.

The longtime Lutherville resident was 85.

The son of a pharmacist and a homemaker, Mr. Beneckson was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended public schools, graduating in 1940 from Erasmus Hall High School.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and served as a radioman in South America, said his wife of 28 years, the former Patricia A. Young.

After his discharge in 1946, he enrolled at Mohawk College at the Army's...