Arthur P. Saxton, 75, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly in Lake Wales, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2018. He was born in Titusville, Penn., on Dec. 4, 1942, to the late Mildred Murray Irvine and the late Richard Saxton. He was a 1960 graduate of Warren High School, served in the U.S. Navy on Midway Island from 196063, and retired after 36 years as a machinist at MRC Bearings. In his retirement, he volunteered for Community Helping Hands, Warren High School Class of 1960, and a number of churches. He enjoyed vintage cars, photography, family history, and being an example of Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja; five children: Todd Saxton, David (Jackie Wolff) Saxton, Michael Saxton, Michelle (Joe) Battaglia, all of Jamestown, N.Y., and Melissa (Mel Tileston) Saxton of Jacksonville, Fla., and two stepchildren, Charles Chase of Silver City, N.M. and Taryn (Tim) Jackson of Asheville, N.C. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren (Shane, Trista, Kayla, Jared, and Ryan Saxton; Alexander, Dreux, Izabela, Sebastian, and Abigail Chase; and Anna Jackson); 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters: Diana (Tom) Eckonen of Meadville, Penn., Patti (Dennis) Munch of N. Warren, Penn., and Debra (Dewey) Shattuck of Melbourne, Fla. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Ellen (d. November 9, 1986), and his granddaughter, Ashley (d. July 18, 2012).
Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Saturday in Sinclairville Baptist Church, 9 Park St., Sinclairville, NY. Visitation 47 P.M. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, 6 Parkway Dr., Sinclairville, NY. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville, NY. Military honors provided by Cassadaga Memorial American Legion #1280.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sinclairville Baptist Church.