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Arthur Douglas Smith Jr.

April 25, 1946 — September 27, 2019

Arthur Douglas Smith Jr.

Born April 25, 1946, in Pittsburgh, PA., Art passed away September 27, 2019 in Prescott, AZ. He was 73. 
    Art graduated from Moniteau High School in West Sunbury, PA in 1965. Later that year he joined the Air Force and stationed at Vandenburg Air Force Base in Lompoc, CA, where he was honorably discharged. 
    In 1972, Art started working at Hughes Airwest. He later went on to work for Republic Airlines, and in 1986 he was a Supervisor and training instructor for Northwest Airlines where he retired in October of 2005. 
    Through the years, work transferred him from Santa Maria, CA to Fresno, CA to the Los Angeles, CA area. He enjoyed living in Port Hueneme, CA while working at LAX. He moved to Chino Valley, AZ after he retired. 
    Art enjoyed restoring classic cars with his best friend, Bob Enright. He was very proud of his ‘67 Ford Mustang GTA and was currently working on a ‘72 Chevy El Camino. He had two chihuahuas, Chewy, and Peppy that he adored. He would take “the boys”, as he referred to them, everywhere.  Friends would describe him as kind, and friendly. Art liked to talk and could tell great stories. He loved his family and friends dearly, but he was very proud of his grandchildren.
   He is survived by his children, Tammy (Chris) Dornay, Jennifer (Chris) Takier, and Jeff (Nicole) Smith; grandchildren, Ryan Takier, Ava Dornay, Westin Smith, Emma Takier, Zachary Smith; niece Kim (Rick) Zedreck, nephew Gary (Brenda) Stewart, great-nephew Rick Zedreck Jr, great nieces, Gabriella, Courtney and Autumn Stewart. 
   Art is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Douglas Smith Sr., his mother Annie Marie Smith, his sister Pearl Stewart and brother-in-law Robert Stewart. 
    A memorial service is being planned for family and friends at Rosewood Cemetery in Ridgeville, PA on Saturday November 9th, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

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