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Arthur F. Tidmarsh

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TIDMARSH Arthur F. Tidmarsh, age 92, husband to the late Hazel Lewis Tidmarsh and lifelong Ansonia resident, died December 6, at Birmingham Health Center in Derby. He was born in Derby on August 10, 1916, son of the late Frederick C. Tidmarsh and Ada Villers Tidmarsh. A Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps., Arthur worked as an accountant for Security Insurance in New Haven and as auditor and later Assistant Vice President for the former Savings Bank of Ansonia, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Eagle Hose Hook & Ladder Fire Co. 6 of Ansonia and a retired Board Member of both the Julia Day Nursery and Salvation Army. Arthur was a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of George Washington Masonic Lodge 82 of Ansonia and Past District Deputy, Grand Lodge of CT., Dist. 3-B. He was a member of The King Hiram Lodge 12, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter 31, both of Shelton member of Baldwin Chapter 13 Royal Arch Masons, Jerusalem Council Royal & Select Masters 16 and Hamilton Commandery 5 Knights Templar, all of Stratford. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Bridgeport, Lafayette Consistory, and holder of the Arthur M. Brown Meritorious Service Award, the WADI Shrine Club. He was also a retired board member and treasurer of Derby Historical Society. A graduate of Ansonia High School, Class of 1933, and New Haven Junior College, Class of 1942, Arthur was a huge Ansonia Chargers fan and an avid Yankees fan. He is survived by his daughter Nancy Tidmarsh; and nephews; Fred and Roy Tidmarsh, all of Ansonia, nephew Charles Tidmarsh of Reading, Pa.; and dear friends Janet and John Lekas and their children Heather and John, of Seymour, who were as a second daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren to him. Arthur also leaves two grand nieces. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and Richard Tidmarsh. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 11, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 47 Franklin St. Ansonia. Friends may call on Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his church. Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia, entrusted with arrangements.
Published in Connecticut Post on Dec. 9, 2008
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