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Arthur Fernandez

AGE: 74 • Forked River, NJ & Jupiter, FL

Arthur Fernandez, age 74 of Forked River, passed away peacefully on January 14th in his home in Jupiter Florida. Born in Staten Island where he lived for 40 years. He eventually moved to his longtime vacation home in Forked River and recently spent much of his time in Jupiter. Arthur attended Curtis High School on Staten Island and served in the National Guard. He started his own business in 1972, Van Hydraulics, on Staten Island and in 2000 moved it to New Jersey. His wife Karen and daughter Debbie worked beside him in his business for many years. Through his years he was a proud owner of many Viking yachts, on which he enjoyed sport fishing, weekends and vacations with his family and friends.

Arthur is survived by his wife Karen (nee Eckett), and two daughters and their spouses; Debbie and John Fafian of Staten Island and Sharon and Scott Gades of Tinton Falls; his very special niece Wanda Parisi and her husband George; and his four grandchildren Maria, Katherine, Sean and Olivia. Arthur also leaves behind his cousin Nancy Busack, who was like a sister to him growing up, and many nieces nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 4 pm until the time of service at 6:30 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9 (aka North Main Street) Forked River, NJ 08731. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lacey Food Bank, 818 West Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 19, 2017
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