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Arthur W. Darton, Jr.

Born: Sat., Nov. 17, 1934
Died: Mon., Nov. 19, 2012


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 23, 2012
Location: Gosselin Funeral Home


10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 24, 2012
Location: Gosselin Funeral Home


11:15 AM Sat., Nov. 24, 2012
Location: St. Gertrude Cemetery

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Arthur W. Darton, Jr., of Colonia died Monday, November 19, 2012 at Haven Hospice at the JFK Medical Center in Edison surrounded by his loving wife and friends.  He was 78.
     Born in Englewood, he lived in Union City, Cliffside Park and Ridgefield Park before moving to Colonia in 1974.  He also maintained a summer home in Bricktown since 1965.
     He was a 1953 graduate of Cliffside Park High School and also graduated from the Teterboro School of Aeronautics.
     He worked as an Air Craft & Power Plant Mechanic for TWA Airlines at the JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports for 34 years before retiring in August 1991.  He was also an active union member.
     He was a member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers – I.A.M., as well as the Local District #142.  He was also a member of the TWA Garden State Club and the TWA National Seniors Club.  He was also an avid fan of NJ High School wrestling and enjoyed playing cards and using the computer.  He was an avid music fan and enjoyed dancing and playing bass in his band.  He also spent every summer at the Jersey Shore, where he built his own home in Bricktown in 1965.
     He is predeceased by his parents, Arthur & Alice Darton; and brother, Robert Darton.
     Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Annamae Rohanic-Darton; daughter, Desiree Darton of Lakewood, Ohio; sister, Jane Darton and her husband, Jerry Simandle of Moorestown; sister-in-law, Rosemary Rohanic of Franklin, North Carolina; granddaughter, Sydney Darton and her fiancé Brian Staffieri of Willimantic, CT; great-grandson, Domenyck Darton; and many nieces, nephews & cousins.
     A Blessing will be held on Saturday at 10 AM at the GOSSELIN FUNERAL HOME, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, followed by a burial in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-6 PM at the funeral home.

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Louis Pistella
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
Pat and I are deeply saddened of the passing of Artie. Artie was my best beach buddy when we visited the shore. 9:00AM to 5:00 PM that's a great beach day. Pat and I will always have Artie in our hearts when we visit the Jersey Shore. Our prayers go out to Annamae and the Darton Family. Lou & Pat

Audrey Whitney
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
Dear Annamae and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time and I want you to know I am thinking of you. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Love and Peace To You,
Audrey Whitney
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Moraes Family
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
Dear Ro,
With deepest sympathy our prayers are with you.
The Moraes Family

Art Bigelow
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
Ro, I am so sorry to here about Art passing away, you have been a very good friend of mine for many many years. GOD BLESS YOU and if you need anything that I can help you with let me know and if I get to come back to Jersey I'll stop to see you.

Sherri Mohn & Family
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Art's passing. I am thinking of you & fondly remembering years ago at the Shore. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

Del Portal/ Fernandez/ Forrestall
   Posted Thu November 22, 2012
Dear Ro,
My condolences to you and the family.

Love, Patty and Eddie Forrestall, Miriam, Rafael Fernandez, Rafael Antonio and Alison Fernandez, Jessica Fernandez, and Teresa Del Portal.

DAve and Nancy Kegerize
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
Dear Annamae - Dave and I were sorry to hear of Arte's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time.

donna burnham
   Posted Sat November 24, 2012
Annamae, the Staff of 4 West at JFK would like to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family at Arthurs passing. We considered it a privelage to have cared for him, and were so in awe of your constant vigil at his bedside. We share in your loss, and pray God will surround you with His presence, His comfort and love.

Anne and Bill Dimmick
   Posted Sun November 25, 2012
He was a Prince and You were his Queen.

Sincere condolences. Anne & Bill

Kathryn "Toddy" Boyd Stakelin
   Posted Sat December 08, 2012
Annamae, I was so saddened to hear about "Art". I did not know that he had been so ill. Please know that I am thinking of you as well as your friends from Avonworth. Love, Toddy

Donna M. Shimko
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
Desiree - I just discovered the loss of your beloved father, and wish to extend my deepest sympathy, and hope you find consolation in your memories of him and his love.

The DeCottes Family
   Posted Mon February 18, 2013
Hello Annamae,

Art is in our thoughts and prayers and he will be missed. We are thinking of you. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

The DeCottes Family

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