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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Arthur Archie “Art” Bean, 93, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Bolivar, NY

Arthur Archie “Art” Bean
Arthur Archie Bean
“beloved father and grandfather”

Arthur Archie “Art” Bean, 93, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Bolivar, NY, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Born March 7, 1923 in Ceres, PA, he was a son of Arthur A. and Millie Tanner Bean. On January 23, 1944 in Bolivar, NY, he married Harriett A. Barrett, who passed away on November 27, 2010.

He attended Bolivar and Richburg schools. 

WWII Veteran
Mr. Bean was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was stationed in Europe and received the European African Middle Eastern Service medal, a Good Conduct medal and a World War II Victory medal.

Mr. Bean was employed by Dresser-Clark Industries in Olean, NY for 34 years as a machinist, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, a member of the VFW, and a member of the 76th Engineers 301 Company B. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cutting wood.

Surviving are six children, Donna M. (James) Jordan of Friendship, NY, Thomas A. (Betty) Bean, Dale E. Bean, and Linda L. (Phil) Skiver, all of Shinglehouse, Monica A. (Chris) O’Brien of Salamanca, NY, and Charles L. (Nichole) Bean of Shinglehouse; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Bean was predeceased by a grandson, Timothy Trzepkowski; four brothers, Warren, Willard, Emmett, and Lloyd Bean; four sisters, Mabel Schram, Emily Bean, Mildred Kirtz, and Dorothy Kirtz; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Bean.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, NY.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Saturday.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. 

Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748. 

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