87, of Phoenix, Arizona went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2015. Arthur was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 13, 1927 to Henry and Margaret (Brown) Smith. He was the devoted husband to Elizabeth (Betty) for 61 years and loving father to Karen Sucher (Scott), Maureen Stinson, Andrea Morgan (Sean) and Art Smith, Jr.; adoring grandfather to Brendon Sucher, Damon Resnick (Nicole), Danielle Crocker (Jason), Tina Stinson, Destiny Patteson, Matthew Stinson, Nathan Morgan and Noah Daly, two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Logan Crocker, sisters Doris Smith of Delaware and Debra Patteson (Dave). Art was a hard working employee for the American Totalizatior Company for 34 years as an electrician, where he was a proud union member representative and job steward. He was a dedicated member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish where he served as an usher and greeter for many years. Arthur served his country during WWII while in the Navy. He loved to spend time with his family, watching Diamondback Baseball and bird watching from his fruit and flower filled backyard. Always one to help others, he raised his children to do the same. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
To Andrea, Mrs. Smith and the entire family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Arthur looked to be a wonderful Dad and husband and a happy man, and was blessed with a beautiful family. I’m sorry I never had the chance to meet him. My prayers are with you all, and I pray that God grants you His peace, strength and understanding during this difficult time. May He enfold his loving arms around you, as only He can do, and remind you of the promise that Jesus made to us. When times are rough in the upcoming days, hold onto your faith with all your might and KNOW in your heart that Arthur is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that you WILL be reunited with him again in Heaven. Andrea, I will see you at the church tomorrow morning. How blessed you all were to have such a wonderful Dad and husband in your life. God bless all of you. My sincere condolences to all the family, Lee Munz