Obituary of Arthur R. Symonds
SYMONDS, Arthur R. Age 86 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 13, 1926 in Bath, NY, son of the late Raymond and Bessie (VanDelinder) Symonds and passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret; stepchildren Dennis (Amanda) Kirk of Elmira, Debra (Wayne) Davis of Grandville, WV, Kimberly (Bernard Lunduski) Burris of Pine City; brother Robert Symonds and sister Ruby (Owl) Johnson both of Springfield, MS; special nephew Jeffery (Mattie) Brown of Houston, TX; grandchildren Ethan Kirk and Zachary Hurd both of Elmira, Ashley Hurd of Painted Post, Christopher Burris of Elmira, Joshua Burris of Washington, DC and Benjamin Burris of Pine City; great grandson Ryan Hurd; special caregiver Ruby Adams and special VA nurse Carrie Gaboriault. Arthur was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and retired from Ingersoll Rand with over 40 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, September 14th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Pastor Gail Wilson will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
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