Calvin Claude Arthur "Cal", 85, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y., after a fall at home early Sunday morning.
Cal is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Mae, of 65 years; his seven children; Richard and Nancy Arthur, Canton, Ohio, Roger and Deborah Arthur, Spotsylvania, Va., Gerald Arthur and Tammy Palmer, Hallstead, Dawn Roth, Susquehanna, Joy and Kirk Upright, Moscow, Diane and Charles Ripple, Orson, Doug and Susan Arthur, Susquehanna; also his life long friends Les and Sandy Schell and Jim and Shirley Beavan. Cal was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
He was retired from Sears & Roebuck Company in Binghamton and Vestal, N.Y. Cal loved auto racing and became an announcer in the mid 60's for many years at the PennCan Speedway and other area race tracks.
He was a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, The Freedom Lodge #328 F.& A.M. and a former member of the Erie Hose Fire Company all of Susquehanna.
Cal was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who know him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main St., Susquehanna, with Rev. Leanne Campbell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna United Methodist Church or Stonebridge Lions Club, Susquehanna, PA.