Howard Arthur, 90
Howard Millard Arthur, 90, of Rosemount passed away Jan. 19, 2013, at SOMC Hospice. He was born April 14, 1922, a son of the late Harry E. Arthur and Fannie G. Arthur. He was a 1940 graduate of Portsmouth High School and attended Ohio University. He was a World War II veteran serving with the 29th Infantry Division 115th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion “F’ Company of the US Army. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Bayonet Badge, Marksman Rifle Badge along with many other medals.
He worked 12 years for Williams Shoe Company and retired after 30 years as the buyer and manager of the carpet and flooring department at Marting’s Department Store. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and a Lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years and nine months Margaret M. Arthur. She was the joy of his life.
Also preceding him in death were his stepmother Sudie Arthur, two sisters Janice Brown and Patty Thomas and one brother Vernon Arthur. He is survived by one sister, Helen Duncan of Rosemount, one brother Harold Arthur of Russellville, Ohio and one sister-in- law Rose Marie Stasko of New Springfield, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. Steve Virginia officiating. Friends may call from 12:00 (Noon)- 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to SOMC Hospice or Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Melcher Funeral Home.