LINESVILLE, Pa. - Arthur B. Gedeon, 89, of Linesville, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence.
Born Sept.15, 1924, in Warren, he was the son the Geza and Helen Nahalka Gedeon.
He married Violet G. Kessman on May 15, 1948, at St. Mary's Church in Warren. He and his wife moved to Linesville in 1990.
He served the country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 until he was honorably discharged in 1946. For 47 years, he worked for Packard Electric as an electrician and retired in 1989.
Arthur was a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Linesville. Also, he was a member of the Pymatuning Sportsman's Club in Linesville, NRA, Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club, Ohio Rifle and Pistol Club. He was a lifetime member of the Moose International Lodge and American Legion. He was assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 27 and 25 of Champion.
Arthur loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Violet Gedeon; seven children, Kathleen (Paul) Zeleny of Newton Falls, Mary Ann Silman of Linesville, Richard Gedeon of Sandy Lake, Robert (Samantha) Gedeon of Yuma, Ariz., Susanne Gedeon and her companion, Gregg Sichner, of Mentor, Thomas (Melody) Gedeon of Warren and Barbara (Mark) Williams of South Charleston, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carol (Waldo) Hipple of Warren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Gregory Silman; and eight siblings, Helen Check, Irma Myers, Ted Gedeon, Mary Wilson, and Rudolf, Joanne, Ernie and Elizabeth Gedeon.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 401 S. Mercer St., Linesville, with the Rev. Denny Veltri as celebrant. Full military honors by Huidekoper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will be conducted at the church.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.
Memorial contributions may be made in Arthur's name to St. Philip Church or the Cleveland Clinic, Children's Cancer Unit.
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