CLAUDE JAMES ARRINGTON, 80 ROCKFORD - Claude James Arrington, 80, of Rockford departed this world Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born June 16, 1932, in Asheville, N.C.; the son of the late Ernest and Ethel (Collins) Arrington. He married Ann Mandris on Feb. 6, 1954. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, Claude was formerly employed at Rockford Drop Forge. Claude leaves behind his children, Dennis Claude (Gayle) Arrington, Tom Arrington, Patti (Roger) Flood and Doug Arrington; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased also by wife, Ann Arrington; grandson, Travis Arrington. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 W. State St., Rockford, with visitation from 11 a.m. to time of service; Pastor Wendell Maynard will officiate. Interment in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences at advantagerockford.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012