Arthur was born June 4, 1947 in Nassau Bahamas to Alpheus and Adlanta Saunders. He received his bachelor's from Morgan State in 1974 and his master's from Pace University in 1977. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. On February 1986 he married Yeshiareg Medhin in New York. He worked for several non-profits over the years. He was an avid music lover and record collector. He also enjoyed playing tennis, running and spending time with his children. Arthur is survived by his son, Yonas Arthur Saunders; his daughter, Tegest Lois Saunders; and his wife Yeshiareg of New York. Reposing Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx NY. Mass of Christian Burial 10am Thursday at Christ Church in Riverdale. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.