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Arthur “Artie” D. Calvert, Jr.

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On December 8, 2014 @ 1:54 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

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On Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends, on a rainy morning befitting the way all who knew him felt after his passing, Arthur “Artie” Delmont Calvert, Jr., left this world and passed onto the next.

Born January 3, 1954, Artie who was 60 years old and who was described by many as a gentle giant, leaves behind his eternal companion and wife of 37 years, Wendy Rene Calvert, a fourth grade teacher at Mountville Elementary School.  Also survived by Kelle Ann Hasenauer, wife of Melvin Hasenauer, Jr. of Jonestown, who served in the US Army and the PA Army National Guard and currently works as a healthcare provider;  Kevin Arthur Calvert of Mountville, a Millersville student and PA Army National Guardsman, Melissa Rene Kupka wife of Justin Kupka of Spokane, WA a graduate of BYUI and stay at home mom; and Kyra Lynn Bushey wife of Matthew Bushey a Hempfield High School graduate and stay at home mom.  By six grandchildren, Ethan, Matthew, Elias, Jasper, Ember, and Cora who will greatly miss their “Papa” and one on the way.  His sisters, Charlene Pinkowski of York, Elene Lauckner of Belleview, WA and Verna Darcy of Philadelphia.  Esme N. Oppenheimer, his mother in law, and many other family members across the country will dearly miss their sweet Artie.

Art’s parents were Arthur Calvert, Sr. and Helen Jean Wick Calvert and his step mother was Evelyn Calvert Quickel.  He graduated from York VoTech in 1971.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he held many positions in the church and served a faithful mission in the Arcadia, CA area.  Arthur retired as a truck driver from Consolidated Freightways and then spent 8 years as a crossing guard for the Mountville Elementary students.  Artie loved to tinker with computers and other gadgets and he enjoyed the magic of science fiction shows and beautiful cars.  His love of music was only rivaled by his love of Hawaii and he had often dreamt of retiring there.

A service celebrating Art’s life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1136 Sunwood Drive, Lancaster, PA on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.  Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association

Condolences for the family of “Arthur “Artie” D. Calvert, Jr.”

Condolence from Tom, Fiona & PJ Hart on December 8th, 2014 8:47 pm

Words cannot adequately express the sorrow I feel for your enormous loss. Artie was a sweet and gentle man who loved his wife and family so much. I loved when he would come and have lunch in the faculty room and share her birthday lunches at school with Wendy. I hardly knew this lovely man but he has left his mark and an amazing legacy. God bless you all, lean on God and each other. Hugs.

Condolence from Lin Dagen Gehman on December 9th, 2014 11:51 am

Dear Wendy and family,
You all have my deepest sympathy and LOVE. I was so very sorry to read of Art ‘s passing.
You will all be in my love and prayers always,

Condolence from Pam Mitchell on December 10th, 2014 12:59 pm

Artie was a gentle and kind man who loved his job as a crossing guard and interacting with the children. He leaves many memories for those of us who were fortunate enough to have worked with him or called him a friend.

Condolence from SFC Frank Palfrey on December 10th, 2014 1:02 pm

Dear Kevin,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that your faith will help you and your family through this difficult time.


Condolence from CPT Jonathan Regets on December 10th, 2014 1:55 pm

Kevin and the Calvert Family,

The Soldiers of DET 1, B/1-224th would like to pass along our deepest sympathy and condolences. Artie sounds like a wonderful man who will be missed by many. May your faith in God help comfort you all during this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

God Bless,

The Soldiers of DET 1 B/1-224 AVN

Condolence from Amos and Marianne Stoltzfus on December 10th, 2014 7:12 pm

Dear Wendy and family, We are so very sorry for your loss, and reach out to you in sympathy! We met you and your whole family in the ICU family waiting room. We were the only ones in the room with you at one point and we talked for awhile late the one night. May God hold you close and comfort you and your family. We will continue to pray for you. Love- Amos and Marianne Stoltzfus

Condolence from Kathy Masten on December 11th, 2014 8:04 am

Dear Wendy and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Donna had been keeping me updated. You and your family are in my thoughts at this time.
Love Kathy Masten. ( from MACK )

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