Arthur Francis Prout
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AGE: 86 • Brick
Arthur Francis Prout, 86, of Brick, returned to the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Arthur was born on March 24, 1928 in his beloved Jersey City to Arthur and Gertrude Prout. He later lived in Newark and Irvington before moving to Pt. Pleasant in 1970.
Arthur proudly served in the United States Navy after World War II. Upon his return, he was employed by the Port Authority of NY and NJ, first as a Police Officer and then in Airport Operations at Newark Airport. After his retirement in 1984, he was employed by the Pt. Pleasant Board of Education as a bus driver. Arthur was a member of the Brick Township Old Guard and was a Board Member of the Parents Association of Woodbridge Developmental Center. He and his wife, Mary, were among the founding families of St. Martha's Church, Pt. Pleasant. Arthur will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, who always enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all of their activities.
In addition to his parents, Arthur is predeceased by his wife, Mary (Dever) Prout in 2008 and his sister, Elinor Viola. He is survived by his sons, Edward of Woodbridge, Arthur and his wife, Joanna, of Pt. Pleasant, Michael and his wife, Colleen, of Pt. Pleasant and his daughter, Eileen Oujo and her husband, Jack, of Wall. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Kaitlin, Christopher and Matthew Oujo and Ryan and Kerry Prout as well as by his many friends and caregivers at Brandywine Assisted Living, Brick, his home for the past 6 years.
Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. A funeral mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at St. Martha's Church, Pt. Pleasant, followed by interment at St. Catharine's Cemetery, Wall Township. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur's name can be sent to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3604. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.colonialfuneralgroup.com.
Colonial Funeral Homes
2170 Highway 88 Brick, NJ 08724
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 5, 2014