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Remembering Dr. J.

We are deeply saddened to report the death of beloved retired faculty member and Science Department Chair Dr. Arthur Johanningsmeier, on Wednesday, October 21 from a stroke.

From 1972 - 1998, with his late wife, Librarian Jean Johanningsmeier, "Dr. J." inspired countless alumni with his passion for science and excellence in teaching. Following his retirement, he continued to make his home in Ashburnham where he was very active and involved in the community.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, October 25 from 3pm-5pm at Brandon Funeral Home in Fitchburg, and a memorial service will be held Monday, October 26 at 11:00am at the Ashburnham Community Church. We will share his obituary with the community when it is published.

We know the entire Cushing community joins us in extending our deepest condolences to Dr. Johanningsmeier's wife Trudy, his children, Ed '74 and Chuck '77, and to their families.


Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.