Meadville Tribune

November 5, 2013

Orval D. Arthur

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Orval D. Arthur, 87, of Meadville passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at White Cliff Nursing Home.

He was a son of W.C. Arthur and Mary Z. Adkins Arthur.

He attended Dicksonburg and Conneautville schools. He was a merchant seaman for two years.

Orval liked to play the guitar, banjo and listen to country, gospel and blue grass music.

He was a member of the Tri-State Music Association.

Orval is survived by three sons, Randy Arthur and his wife, Vicki, of New Enterprise, David Arthur of Johnstown and Bryan Arthur of Meadville; two daughters, Tracy Jones and her husband, Jim, of Meadville, and Dianne Pynne and her husband, Steve, of Conneaut Lake; two grandsons; three granddaughters; a grandson; a sister-in-law, Helen Withrow; two nieces; and three nephews.

He is preceded is death by his wives, Lois and Ruth; two brothers, Chester Arthur and his wife, Mildred, and Jesse J. Arthur and his wife, Orpha; and a sister, Maxine Bunnell.

Funeral service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, with Pastor Jerry Walton of First Baptist Church officiating.

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence or order flowers for the family on Orval’s Book of Memories online at