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TWEEDALE, ARTHUR (Age 76)

Husband, father and friend, passed away on August 5, 2003 after a short residency at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, in Jacksonville, FL. A former resident of Falls Church, VA, he and his wife relocated to Jacksonville in 1995. Born in Barrow-in-Furness, England in 1927, he served in the Brittish Armed Forces during World War II as a mechanic. In 1954, Mr. Tweedale immigrated to the United States, the land of the automobile. Taking up residency in the Washington D.C. area with other family members, he acquired a position as an auto mechanic for Manhattan Auto, then located within the District of Columbia. He had worked for several other major foreign auto dealerships in the Washington, D.C. area as well as having his own business venture several times. From 1982 to 1995 he was owner/manager of Overseas Imports in Falls Church, VA, speciallizing in the car he loved, Jaguar. In 1955 Mr. Tweedale had begun his American racing career through the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. He was a Charter Life Member of the "Lavender Hill Mob" Racing Association, Washington D.C. Running under the G-Modified classification, he acquired many trophies throughout his racing career in such cars as Alfa Romeo, Elva and Lola. He frequented the courses at Upper Marlboro Motor Raceway and Cumberland Municial Airport in Maryland, Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA, Sebring in Florida, Bridgehampton on Long Island in New York, Lime Rock in Connecticut, Watkins Glen in New York, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, plus others around the United States and England. He retired from racing in 1964. Mr. Tweedale is survived by his best friend and wife, Hazel (Schmidt) Tweedale; his daughter, Wendy Tweedale (Keith Bower) of Palatka, FL and an aunt, Doris Tweedale of Reston, VA. He also leaves behind many wonderful and dear friends as their paths have crossed throughout the years in business and personally. He cherished all of those friendships. Arthur is now once again in the Driver's Seat. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Arrangements were under the direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS MANDARIN FUNERAL HOME, Jacksonville, FL.


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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2003.
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September 14, 2003
At this time I would like to take a moment and thank everyone for signing the quest book for Arthur Tweedale. There was a Formula 1 race today and Michael Schumacher won in his Ferrari. It seems like only yesterday that he was here with us enjoying the races. I see and hear him everyday within my heart and my memories. He was my husband, my confidant, my lover, my biggest supporter, but most of all my very best friend. I miss you. Always, Smitty p.s. Scruffy too
September 8, 2003
Some people exude such a unique charisma that it's known right away what a "pure heart" they have, even if they cross your path only briefly ....blessed thoughts for such a charming man and to Hazel and those who sadness in spirit will be overcome by their gladness in spirit for the bliss Arthur now has eternally.
In thought and prayer,
Kevin & Terri Fitzgerald
Kevin & Terri Fitzgerald
September 8, 2003
Wendy and Keith,

My family and I are extending our sincerest and deepest condolonces for the loss of your father.
Gilbert Sigua
September 8, 2003
Gilbert Sigua
September 2, 2003
Mitch Wainwright
September 1, 2003
My heart goes out to Wendy and Keith who are my best diving Friends. You are in my Prayers at this time of great loss... Dee
Dee Ceane
September 1, 2003
You are in my prayers. God Bless.
Hilary Blakeslee
August 24, 2003
Thank you all so much for the kind words for my father and support for Hazel - we will all miss him terribly.

Wendy Tweedale & Keith Bower
(Daughter & Son-in-law)
Wendy Tweedale
August 23, 2003
Hazel,
Arthur was a master of his trade, a champion of his sport, and a true and caring friend; but most of all he was half of the most loving couple that I've ever met. May your loving memories of him bring you joy and lighten your heart.
May God bless and comfort you.
Leonard Graham
August 23, 2003
We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Take care,
Scott Schmidt and Family
Scott Schmit
August 19, 2003
Kimberly Schmidt-Simmons
August 18, 2003
Hazel,
Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you in this time of loss and grief.
May God bless and keep you safe.
We love you, Walt & Aquilla
Walter & Aquilla Schmidt
August 18, 2003
Hazel
Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you. May Jesus Bless you and watch over you.
George Ramsey
August 17, 2003
Uncle Arthur you are, and will be missed always and forever. Aunt Hazel we are here for you. Love always.........
Gerald,Jessica,Hunter,Summer Gardner
August 17, 2003
Phil Swint
August 17, 2003
Lynn Whitley
August 17, 2003
Dear Hazel
What a great tribute to Arthur!
To have had a "friend" is such a gift. You were both very fortunate.
Love
maria
maria taylor
August 16, 2003
Trecia Crews
August 16, 2003
Hazel we love you and your in our thoughts
Cindy Schmidt-Hardy
August 16, 2003
Hazel,
My prayers are with you. May the
God of all comfort be with you
at this time.
Rose O'Shaughnessy
Rose O'Shaughnessy
August 16, 2003
Dear Hazel,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, but I know that your faith in the Lord is what will lift you up at this time and always.
Yvonne Giberson
August 16, 2003
Hazel,We think of you often,Our hearts pour out to you in this sad time. Take care of yourself.
Judy&Donald Bowins
August 16, 2003
God bless and keep you and always remember that there is a message for you even at this time. Take care of yourself, you were just great with the time you spent being a wife and friend to Arthur. Stay blessed.
Sandra Brown
August 16, 2003
Aunt Hazel,

Uncle Arthur was the best and I always enjoyed hearing his stories. He was definitely blessed to have you as his wife. Always remember and cherish the good times - as you had many over the years with an extraordinary man.

Love,

Deb
Deb Lynch (Schmidt)
August 16, 2003
With love and prayers, Jan T.
Jan Timbrook
August 15, 2003
I'm sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. I remember my interview with Arthur for the book on Elva Cars and certainly his contributions to Elva and to motor racing will be recognized. My condolences to Hazel.
Jeff Allison
August 15, 2003
We will miss him dearly.
Kay Rolon(Schmidt)
August 15, 2003
Dear Hazel,
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless,
Carol & Larry Fitzgerald
Carol and Larry Fitzgerald
August 15, 2003
Carol and Larry Fitzgerald
August 15, 2003
dennyj@bellsouth.net
Joanna Denny
August 15, 2003
Harold Schmidt
August 15, 2003
Hazel--

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sydney
Sydney Whidden
August 15, 2003
Hazel, You are a wonderful person and have been a wonderful caring wife. God and your friends will give you the strength
and comfort in your days ahead.
With prayers and love, Sandy Mannis
Sandy Mannis
August 15, 2003
To my best friend and husband, I will love you always.
Hazel Tweedale
August 15, 2003
Hazel, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of Arthur. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and keep you during this difficult time and always.
Clay and Bonnie Pearson
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