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Arthur E. French III

Monday, September 20, 1943Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Arthur E. French III, a resident of Forty Fort, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 04, 2020, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife is Karen (Jones) French. Together, Arthur and Karen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on September 29, 2019.

Born on September 20, 1943, in Worcester, Massachusetts, Arthur was the son of the late Arthur E. French Jr. and Muriel R. (Richardson) French.

Raised in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Art was a graduate of New Castle High School, Class of 1961. He went on to further his education at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where he acquired his Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology in 1965.

Art served as a sergeant in the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania with the 109th Field Artillery Regiment, Kingston.

A hard worker his entire life, Art was proud to begin working at the age of 10 as a paperboy. Locally, he worked for Luzerne Products, Plains Township; Sterling Engineering, Wilkes-Barre; and finally for InterMetro Industries, Wilkes-Barre, retiring from there in 2006.

A man of many enjoyments, Art especially enjoyed spending his summers on the coast of Maine; fishing; reading; building and fixing things; and staying informed on current news and politics.

In addition to his parents, Arthur and Muriel French, Art was preceded in death by his in-laws, Jack and Jane Jones; his former sister-in-law, Linda French; his brother, Mark’s, companion, Sharon Scott; and his beloved dogs, PennyLane and Cody.

In addition to his wife, Karen, Art is survived by his two children, James French, Brooklyn, New York; and Rebecca French and her husband, Fred Simmons, California; his granddaughters, Chelsea and Mila Simmons, his brother, Mark A. French and his wife, Patricia Bieke, Florida, and his niece, Michelle French, Ohio.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 6:30 PM Tuesday evening.

For additional information or to send the French Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Art’s memory to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702.

 

Service Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Services

A visitation for Art will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 6:30 PM Tuesday evening.

 

Location

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Condolences

So sorry for your loss, Karen. May God grant you strength to get through this horrible ordeal....Hugs, your braveheart sister, Sally J
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It was really nice to be able to handle everything in one place.