Arthur Michael Kavulla, 75, of Wakeman, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at EMH Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Elyria on April 20, 1938, to the late Michael and Emily (nee Karpinski) Kavulla and raised by his grandmother, Helen Karpinski.
Arthur grew up in LaGrange and was a graduate of LaGrange High School. Following graduation he went on to serve as an military police officer in the U.S. Army in Korea.
Arthur was a journeyman sheet metal worker and worked for C&H Fabricating and retired from General Motors.
He loved to ride his motorcycle and was a member of the Lake Erie Harley Club. Arthur was also a member of the AMVETs and the Eagles.
He enjoyed landscaping and caring for his property, as well as going out and spending time with his friends. Arthur also loved animals, whether they were his pets or wild animals living in the woods.
Arthur is survived by his loving wife of nearly 48 years, Deanna; daughter, Suzanne (Martin) Tansey of Lorain; grandchildren Sarah, James, Laura, and Hannah; and his brother-in-law, Max Cooper.
A graveside service was held for friends and family at Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oasis Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 11, Oberlin, OH 44074.
Condolences may be directed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Norton - Eastman Funeral Home - Wellington
370 South Main Street Wellington, OH 44090
Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Sept. 5, 2013