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February 14, 2014

Garth Charles Arthur

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Garth Charles Arthur, 22, of 23961 Thornapple Drive, Cambridge Springs, passed away at his home of natural causes on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

Born on Nov. 25, 1991, in Meadville, Garth was a son of Susan Marguerite Weaver Arthur and John R. Arthur.

 Garth, a lifelong resident of Cambridge Springs, was a 2013 graduate of Saegertown Junior-Senior High School and was a participant of the Special Olympics. He was fond of music, being outdoors, therapeutic horse back riding, watching birds and fishing. Garth was a football, drag racing, motor cross and ice hockey fan, and was a Junior Erie Otter. Garth touched everyone he knew with his winning smile, sense of humor and his determination. He taught us all that it’s not what we are, but who we are. He will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to his parents, John Arthur of Cambridge Springs and Susan Arthur of Meadville, Garth is survived by two brothers, Thomas R. Arthur and his wife, Tracey, of Fleetwood and Alex Shuman and his wife, Stacey, of Chapmanville; two nephews, Tyler M. Arthur and Matthew Arthur Paulk; a niece, Alyssa Shuman; two uncles, Jeffrey Weaver and Robert Authur; and two aunts, Karen Arthur Weaver and Donna Arthur Kryder. He is also survived by other relatives from his blended family.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. with Harry S. Zurasky Jr., pastor of the North Richmond United Methodist Church, officiating.

Internment will be in North Richmond Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Erie Chapter, 1001 State St., Erie, Pa. 16501.

To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.

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