William Arbaugh
William Arbaugh Sr.

ZANESVILLE: William Arbaugh Sr., 92, of Zanesville, passed away Thursday July 12, 2012 at Cedar Hill Care Center with his family by his side. He was born on May 5th, 1920 in Zanesville. The son of the late Norris and Anna "Turnbull" Arbaugh.

He married Betty "Pugh" Arbaugh, June 26, 1947 and just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Survived by two sons Thomas and Betty Arbaugh of Shertz, Texas, William Jr. and Valerie Arbaugh of Zanesville, one daughter Kaye and Fred Snyder of Zanesville, six grandchildren, Jeff and Cathy Arbaugh, Leslie and Michael Vasquez all of Texas, Troy Arbaugh of Columbus, Trisha and Jobie Morrow of Black Lick, Eric Perry of Roseville, Brent and Stephanie Perry of Roseville. He also has four great-grandchildren, sister Nancy Simmons of New Smyrma Beach Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert "Bob" Arbaugh, Ronald "Joe" Arbaugh and one daughter Janet Lynn "Sissy" Arbaugh.

He attended Grover Cleveland High School and in his early years was a Inner city bus driver but retired from Rockwell International after 30 years of service. After retirement he worked part time for McHugh's and Balderson's auto dealers driving cars till the age of 80.

He was a avid train lover as his dad was a motorman on the Interurban rail-road. He had traveled to different states across the country just to ride the many trains in the U.S and Canada.

After retirement Betty and him loved to travel, over the years they traveled cross country from coast to coast and Canada.

He loved the Big Band music and was known to make copies of it for many of his friends and family to enjoy also.

In the 1960's he was assistant fire chief for the Newton Volunteer Fire Dept. He has been a member of Eagles 302 for several years. Their will be no calling hours observed a direct cremation with a graveside service will take place 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Friday July 20, 2012 with Herb Perry officiating. A meal for family and friends will follow directly after the service at the American Legion Post 29, 27 S 3rd St. Zanesville, OH 43701.

DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or the Muskingum County Animal Shelter in William Arbaugh Sr. name.

To sign the online guestbook or to leave a note of condolence please visit www.delongbakerlanning.com

Published by Times Recorder from Jul. 13 to Jul. 19, 2012.
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So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I don't know anyone who didn't hold him in the highest regard.
Dave Barton
July 19, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Bill was one of the "good old boys".
May he rest in peace.
July 18, 2012
Bill and Val I am so sorry for your loss
larry warne
July 17, 2012
Shannon Gill
July 16, 2012
Kaye and Bill, my sympathy on your loss, may your memories bring you comfort.
Lisa Bunting
July 14, 2012
I can remember my grandmother Be Mattey talking about your family. I am sorry for your loss.
Leslie Lynch Colopy
July 14, 2012
Kay and Bill, Sorry for your loss. I'll always remember us growing up together.
You have my deepest sympathy. Melanie Bucci
July 13, 2012
Betty,Bill & Families,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. He was such a special person & a great friend to many. Always enjoyed seeing his smiling face, I don't believe he ever forgot anyone. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
Clyde(JR) & Roxanne Dodson
July 13, 2012
Bill & Family
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
With Sympathy,
Denise Cunningham
July 13, 2012
Tom & Family,
Sorry to hear about your dad.
Bob Mildenberg, Casa Grande, Arizona
July 13, 2012
Dear Betty & Family,
So sorry to read of the passing of Bill. He was such a pleasant and delightful person to converse with during my time at Colonial Sales. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memories warm your hearts with love.
With Sympathy,
Sue Butcher
Sue Butcher
July 13, 2012
Dear Tom and Family

Sorry to hear of you dad's passing. You are in my prayers.
Jack Mattingly
July 13, 2012
Betty we are so sorry to here of Bill's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Donna and Dayrl Hern.
Donna Hern
July 13, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Georgianna Tharp Wilson
July 13, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Joan and Jerry Hite
July 13, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss...The Arbaugh family is in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Amy Niceswanger
July 13, 2012
Dear Kaye,Fred and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your precious memories.
Bill & Jeane Spangler
Bill & Jeane Spangler
July 13, 2012
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