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Edward D. Arthur

January 24, 1928 - April 4, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Date of Service April 8, 2022

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Edward D. Arthur, 94, of Carbondale and formerly of Simpson died
Monday at the Riverside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Taylor. He was predeceased by two wives, Monica Kresock and Catherine Galati.

Born in Whites Crossing, he was the son of the late Samuel and Anna Latka Arthur. Edward was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and then served during WWII in the Army. He was then drafted by the Lamesa Lobos, a Texas minor league baseball team as a pitcher. Ed also played for the Odessa Oilers and Plainview Ponies of Texas before returning to Simpson. He was employed by the Farview State Hospital, Waymart until retirement.

Edward was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church, now St. Rose Parish.  As founding member of the Bucktail Hunting Club, hunting and fishing were two of his enjoyments. He was a member of the Walter Paciga V.F. W. Post #4712, Simpson.

He is survived by his five children, Susie Arthur and significant other Mark Janicki, West Seneca, NY, Kathy Torch, Whites Crossing, Eliz Harchar and husband John, Taylor, Michael Arthur and wife Donna, Whites Crossing, and Joseph Arthur and wife Debi, Manheim, ten grandchildren, Emma, Jennifer and husband Joe, Holly and husband Tom, Thomas, Kevin and wife Kristen, Michael, Ryan, Joshua, Tara and step –grandsons, Kevin and wife Alison and Kyle and wife Katie, eight great grandchildren, Jacob, Monica, T.J., Cole, Mena, Blake, Naomi, Natalie and step- great grandchildren, Dominic, Alexa, Helaina and Bennett, nieces and nephews and a step-niece Marie.

Edward was preceded in death by seven siblings, Evelyn, Reta, Bud, George, Billy, Marion and Ann.

The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 AM in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St, Simpson. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson. The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 8:45 AM until mass time.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., Simpson. For condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

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