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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Stephen G. Arps

WA/DL Capt. Stephen G. Arps
May 14, 1945 ~ April 13, 2013

Update on burial service:
From: lylebien
Date: 5/31/2013 5:15:57 PM

Steve Arps, retired Delta pilot will be buried at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.  Graveside service will be at 1030, 17 June, 2013.  Friends, co-workers and fellow Marines welcome.
Notification of the passing of Marine Corps veteran and retired WA/DL pilot Captain Stephen George Arps, age 67. Captain Arps hired on with Western 07-05-1977. His obituary notes that he retired with Delta in 2008. I believe he was based LAX and ATL for much of his career.

Captain Arps had most recently resided at
4034 County Road Hj , Delta OH 43515-9792
Captain Arps is survived by his mother Lorena who celebrated her 101st birthday last December 28, 2012.... DOB 12-28-1911. Perhaps the best contact for the family would be c/o brother Phillip Arps,
4021 County Road Hj , Delta OH 43515-9792 ... (419) 822-5551
Arrangements are not known.
Thank you,
~ Carol

Obitary: ARPS, Stephen George

Stephen George Arps, 67, Delta, OH and Del Mar, CA, died unexpectedly April 13, 2013, in Del Mar, CA.

Born May 14, 1945, Defiance, OH, to parents Elden and Lorena Arps. Survived by his mother, Lorena Arps; brother, Philip Arps, Delta, OH; sisters, Barbara Churchill, Anchorage, AK and Mary Arps Thompson, Duluth, MN. Predeceased by his father, Elden Arps and brother, David Arps.

Steve attended Fulton Schools, Swanton OH, and obtained a degree in Farm Science from Ohio State University in 1967.

In 1968 Steve joined the Marine Corps where he flew the F-4Phantom. After 8 years in the Marines, he flew for Delta Airlines until 2008, splitting his time between the airlines and his Ohio farm. After retiring as a pilot, Steve continued farming.

.Published in Toledo Blade on April 24, 2013

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