Dr. Alfred Arkell
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Wappingers Falls, NY - On May 5, 2013, Alfred Arkell passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 16, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to Eva Marie Jolley and Alfred Arkell, his loving parents. He was a World War II veteran and served as a navigator in the Air Force. While stationed in England, he met and married Theresa P. Arkell on May 24, 1944. His oldest son William, was also born in England. Both Theresa and William passed away this past year.
He did his undergraduate work in Chemistry at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. He did his graduate work at the Ohio State University, where he got his doctorate. He then brought his family to New York where he worked at the Texaco Research Center as a senior chemist until he retired in 1982.
In addition to his wife, Theresa, and son, Dr. William Arkell of Kansas City, Missouri, he was also predeceased by his brothers, Robert and William, his sisters, Mabel Byrne, Jean Bull, Dorothy Ewton, and sister-in-law, Constance Wilkes.
His survivors include, his daughter, Judith Beahan and husband John of Poughkeepsie, his son, Steven Arkell and his wife Colleen of Pleasant Valley. His daughter-in-law, Patricia Arkell, of Kansas City, MO, four grandchildren, Lynn Angelo and husband Damon of Beacon, John Beahan and his wife Heather of Columbus, Ohio, James Arkell and his wife Sarah of Leewood, Kansas, Jeffrey Arkell and his wife Carly of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., seven great grandchildren, Kayla, Devyn, and Damon Angelo, Emma, James, Claire, and Easton Arkell.
A private Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, KS 66675-8540.
Arrangements are in charge of the Delehanty Funeral Home, Wappingers Falls.
To send a condolence, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from May 7 to May 8, 2013