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Arthur E. Arfons

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Arthur E. Arfons

Arthur E. Arfons, 81, passed away Monday, December 3, 2007.

He was born in Akron. Art was a designer and innovator in motor sports. He is a three time World Land Speed record holder. He held the Unlimited Drag Racing Record and was a champion Tractor Puller. Art was inducted into the Motor Sports Hall of Fame of America, International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, National Tractor Puller Association Hall of Fame and the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a veteran of the Navy serving in World War II.

Mr. Arfons was preceded in death by son, Ronald. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, June; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Shari; daughter and son-in-law, Dusty and Randy Spraggins; daughter-in-law Patty Arfons; brother, Walter (Gertrude) Arfons; sister, Lou Wolfe; grandchildren, Sean, Bryan, TJ, Lane, Jake and several great-grandchildren. Art was a beloved husband, dad and grandpa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 1990 S. Main St. (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION), Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 330-724-1281, www.kakfh.com) An Anthony Family Funeral Home

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2007
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