Calvin Claude Arthur

Calvin Claude "Cal" Arthur, 85, died Sunday at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y., after a fall at home Sunday morning. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Mae.

He was retired from Sears & Roebuck Co. in Binghamton and Vestal, N.Y. Cal loved auto racing and became an announcer in the mid-1960s for many years at the PennCan Speedway and other area racetracks. He was a member of Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Freedom Lodge 328 F&AM, and a former member of Erie Hose Fire Company, all of Susquehanna.

Cal was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is also survived by seven children, Richard and wife, Nancy Arthur, Canton, Ohio; Roger and wife, Deborah Arthur, Spotsylvania, Va.; Gerald Arthur and Tammy Palmer, Hallstead; Dawn Roth, Susquehanna; Joy and husband, Kirk Upright, Moscow; Diane and husband, Charles Ripple, Orson; and Doug and wife, Susan Arthur, Susquehanna; his life long friends, Les and Sandy Schell; Jim and Shirley Beavan; Cal was blessed with 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main Street, Susquehanna, with the Rev. Leanne Campbell, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna United Methodist Church or Stonebridge Lions Club, Susquehanna, PA.

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 13, 2012