|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2007|
Richard J. Arthur, 83, of Charlottesville, died Tuesday December 18, 2007, at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born on December 12, 1924, in Springfield, Ohio, son of the late John E. and Gladys Sparrow Arthur.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, Marie; he is survived by her brother, Roger Carmody of Delaware, Ohio; her two nieces, Mrs. Laura Lewis of Powell, Ohio, and Mrs. Corinne Moore of Plain City, Ohio and their families.
After graduating from Springfield High School in January 1943, Mr. Arthur was inducted immediately into the United States Army Air Corps pre-meteorological and radar programs.
Participation in these programs led to his commission of Second Lieutenant and attendance at Havorford College, Yale University, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was discharged in February 1946 and attended Purdue University, receiving a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1948. Master degrees in Electrical Engineering and also applied Mathematics were achieved in 1951 from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Arthur was employed by Bell Aircraft, Niagara Falls, New York from May 1951 until 1961. He moved to Charlottesville to Sperry Marine in 1961, leaving as Director of Engineering in 1973. He was employed by and retired from the Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, Virginia, as Deputy Head of the Weapons System Department in January 1987.
Dick enjoyed a good game of bridge, chess, classical music and fine dining. His dogs brought great joy to his life starting in 1957 with poodle no. 1, "Gussie" to the present poodle no. 7, "Always Active Alex."
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the CASPCA, P.O. Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22906.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date in Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio
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Record added: Dec 22, 2007
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