Arthur E. Farias

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Arthur E. Farias MYERSTOWN Arthur E. Farias, 74, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, after a long and difficult battle with lung cancer. Born in West Warwick, R.I., on January 14, 1939, he was the son of the late Antonio and Rose (Simas) Farias. Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1957 and after leaving the service in 1959, married Shirley M. (Bernaiche) Farias with whom he would have celebrated 53 years of marriage on November 24, 2013. He was employed as a lead mechanic at Roche Molecular Systems Inc., Belleville, N.J., for 25 years until retirement. A member of Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, Myerstown, he was also a member of the Belvidere American Legion (N.J.) and the Nutley Elks (N.J). He enjoyed camping, especially in Myrtle Beach, S.C., playing pool and poker, house painting, helping anyone in need, and spending time with his special friends at Arbor Gate. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah, wife of Jack Struller, Jr. of Frankford, N.J.; a son, Dr. Brian Keith Farias of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Beatrice Boutelle of Jackson, N.J.; brothers, Raymond, husband of Roberta Farias of West Warwick, R.I., and Richard Farias of Worcester, Mass.; sister-in-law, Edith Farias of West Warwick, R.I.; many nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Sparky; and several granddogs and cats. He was preceded in death by brothers, John Farias, Sr. and Daniel Farias; and a sister, Mary Farias. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 28, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. from Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, Myerstown. Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, with Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment with full military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated to the "Building Fund" of Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, 188 W. McKinley Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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358 W. Washington Ave. Myerstown, PA 17067
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Oct. 20, 2013
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