Arthur Wellington McKarns
Mr. McKarns was born near Pulaski, Ohio, on the family farm on Sept. 21,1940, the son of the late Paul and the late Miriam (Snow) McKarns. He was a 1959 graduate of Stryker High School. He then attended and graduated from Adrian College, in Michigan. Attending the University of Southern California, he earned his Master's degree in marriage and family living. During his time teaching at South High School in Torrance, he was a baseball coach, basketball coach, and developed the boys' and girls' golf teams. He enjoyed supporting the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation, and the Hollywood Riviera Sportsmen's Club raising money for scholarships. In August of 1977, he married Marjorie V. Watts, and she survives. Art is survived by his daughter from his first marriage, Robin Leonardo (Dan); two stepsons, Michael (Susan) and Patrick Watts; a sister, Patricia Putnam (Frank); two grandchildren, Cassandra and Michael Leonardo; two step-grandsons, Chase and Chad Watts; niece, Debbie (Matt) Shurson; grandniece, Katie Shurson and nephew, Craig Putnam. A funeral was held in Stryker, Ohio for local townspeople and nearby friends, family and relatives on Thursday, August 8, 2013. There will be a Celebration of Art's Life held on Sunday, Sept. 8th, at 1:00 P.M. at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274. Golf attire or Hawaiian shirts. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 25, 2013