Stephen George Arps, 67, Delta, OH and Del Mar, CA, died unexpectedly April 13, 2013, in Del Mar, CA.
Born May 14, 1945, Defiance, OH, to parents Elden and Lorena Arps. Survived by his mother, Lorena Arps; brother, Philip Arps, Delta, OH; sisters, Barbara Churchill, Anchorage, AK and Mary Arps Thompson, Duluth, MN. Predeceased by his father, Elden Arps and brother, David Arps.
Steve attended Fulton Schools, Swanton OH, and obtained a degree in Farm Science from Ohio State University
In 1968 Steve joined the Marine Corps where he flew the F-4Phantom. After 8 years in the Marines, he flew for Delta Airlines until 2008, splitting his time between the airlines and his Ohio farm. After retiring as a pilot, Steve continued farming.