MESA, AZ —
Arthur William Schichtel, Jr., age 80, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Lockport, NY, passed away on April 19, 2014. He was born in Jersey City, NJ on November 4, 1933. He was happily married to and is survived by his best friend, Jane Ann (Bonito) Schichtel. Together they shared 41 years of love and laughter with family. Art served eight years in the United States Navy during the Korean War and the China Conflict. He retired from a career in telecommunications from GTE and Southern Bell Telephone Company.
Art is survived by his children, Andrea (David) Tetlow of Florida, Kimberly (Neal) McDwyer of Lancaster, PA, and Michele (Schichtel) Seiler of Lockport; seven grandchildren, Joshua and Joseph Tetlow, Alexandra and Mathias McDwyer and Colin, McKayla and Cameron Seiler; and his great-granddaughter, Aubrye; his sisters, Barbara Jackson, Helen Heaton; extended family, Josephine Dunn, Antonia Bonito (Louis Craston), and Joseph Bonito (Sue); and several nieces and nephews. Art was preceded in death by his infant son, Steven; parents, Arthur and Lillian Schichtel; in-laws, Joseph and Angeline Bonito; and brothers-in-law, Robert Dunn, Earl Jackson and Larry Heaton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Willowbrook Golf Course and Restaurant, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 AM. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service.
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