Arthur L. Sommer
North Myrtle Beach
Arthur Leon Sommer, 86 years old, died September 11, 2013 at Brightview Senior Living in Bel Air, Maryland.
He was born July 27, 1927 in Winlock, Washington, son of the late Louis J. Sommer and Mary L. (nee Giblin) Sommer-Evans.
He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1951. He retired from the workforce in 1988 after owning a remodeling business, building houses, serving his country with the Central Intelligence Agency in Taiwan during the Korean Conflict, flying supplies into Alaska for the Fish and Wildlife Service and serving in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946 during WWII. He enjoyed travel of any kind, fine dining and good literature along with a wide range of hobbies including flying.
He and his late wife, Jane C. Sommer, moved from Springfield, Virginia to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1989. They moved to Bel Air, Maryland in 2010.
He is survived by two daughters, Laura Rodman of Bel Air, Maryland and Patricia Bettis of Bloxom, Virginia; one step daughter, Elizabeth Cole of Havre De Grace, Maryland; two grandsons and one granddaughter; and one step granddaughter.
The family would like to especially thank the staffs of Amedisys Hospice, Brightview Senior Living and Synergy Home Care.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the
Visitation to be from 10:00-10:45 at Lee Funeral Home in Little River, South Carolina with the funeral immediately following at North Myrtle Beach Gardens in Little River, South Carolina on Saturday September 14.
Published in The Sun News on Sept. 13, 2013