"It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, part of us went with you the day God called you home."
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Arba "Al" J. Vanderpool, 80, of Lurcock Road, Sayre, Pa., went to his heavenly home and was reunited with his loving wife on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
Al, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on March 12, 1933, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late DeWitt and Florence McIntire Vanderpool. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army and on Jan. 12, 1955, he married Masu "Dotty" Kasakawa. Together they shared 55 years of marriage until her passing on March 1, 2010.
Al was a member of the Athens American Legion and former member of the Nichols, Sayre and Milltown American Legions. He was a dedicated pool player, enjoyed visiting with his many friends at Clam Night and playing pool at The Station. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
Al will be greatly missed by his children, David and Bona Vanderpool, Johnny Vanderpool and Stacy Fassett, Larry Vanderpool and Beva Southworth, Dale and Brenda Vanderpool, Nancy and Curtis Brown, Leona and Anthony DiCenso; his siblings, Leona VanDuzer, James and Victoria Vanderpool, Bessie and Robert Porter, Verna and Ralph Kinney, Enos and Patricia Vanderpool, Glenn and Linda Vanderpool, Kathy and Dale Stack, Rosemary and Richard Bartleson, Ernest and Sharon Vanderpool; his special grandchildren, David Jr., Aron, Steven, Audra, Joshua, William (Kaitlyn), Corey, Jesse (Tara), Jessica, Anthony and Dominic; many great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends also survive. Al was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Masu "Dotty" Vanderpool; his brother, William Vanderpool; brothers-in-law, Chester VanDuzer, Max Gefford; and a grandson, Alan Vanderpool.
Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Larry Jennings officiating.
Memories, photos and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848; in loving memory of Arba "Al" Vanderpool.
Sutfin Funeral Chapel
273 South Main Street
Nichols, NY 13812
Published in Daily Review on Oct. 14, 2013