Thomas E. Arkwright

Thomas E. Arkwright, 81, of Squaw Run Road, Wayne Township, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, May 31, 2012 in Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle following a lengthy illness.

Thomas was born in Ellwood City on July 18, 1930 to the late Robert Arkwright and the late Lotta Todd Davis Arkwright. He worked as a laborer for CSX on the Baltimore and Ohio and Chesapeake and Ohio Railroads and was a member of First Baptist Church in Ellwood City. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Carl Arkwright in infancy, and Robert M., Howard W., John L., Ralph F., and James A. Arkwright.

He is survived by his sister, Joyce Wiley, of Ellwood City; and Clifford Funk of New Castle and Vivian Rinde of Virginia Beach, VA, who were special to him; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Monday, June 4, 2012 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. David Childs of Park Gate Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Thomas’ name, to the donor’s favorite charity.

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