Arthur passed away in his home, surrounded by loved ones, on June 26, 2013 at age 89. Arthur enlisted in the Navy October 20, 1942 and was a World War II survivor and a decorated Navy Veteran. He served on three naval ships, The USS Zeilin, The USS Hercules and The USS Doyen. He served 4 years in the Navy with the rank of Fireman Line Chief and received the Victory Medal of Honor, Asiatic Pacific with 7 Stars, Philippine Liberation with 2 Stars and the American Area Medal. Art was a Doctor of Chiropractic as well as held a degree in mortuary science. He was born in Cleveland Ohio to parents, Edward and Magdalene (Steczik) Kamenar. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and only brother Edward Kamenar. He is survived by "Arthur's Angels": Tami Stafford, Susan Conn, Kim Garibaldi, Breanna Alger and Carol Copeland. Your angels miss you deeply. Arthur spent 40 plus years living in Lodi with most of his time spent at Lodi softball and baseball games. He was a big fan of baseball and liked watching the SF Giants play. During his later years he would watch the Giants games on his TV through his binoculars as to not miss any part of the game. Arthur loved the railroads and trains and one of the last trips he took was a train ride on the Oakdale dinner train.
Memorial services will be at Donahue Funeral Home at 123 N. School St. Lodi, CA, July 10, 2013 viewing from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Services July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am with a full honorary military burial to follow at 1:30 pm at the Dixon National Cemetery located at 5810 Midway Rd. Dixon, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a veteran's organization of your choice.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from July 9 to July 16, 2013