John Allen Arthur Sr.

Sept. 8, 1951 – Jan. 14, 2022


John Allen Arthur Sr., 70, of Altoona, died Friday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late George A. and Dorothy L. (Lebo) Arthur. He married Desire Ruth Aikens on June 21, 1974, in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife, Desire; five children: son, Thomas Miller of Altoona; son, John Allen Arthur Jr. (Barbara) of Altoona; daughter, Sherry L. Stahl (Jason) in North Carolina; son, Christopher Scott Arthur of Altoona; and son, Robert Hayes Arthur of Altoona; five grandchildren: Cierra Miller, Kristen Stahl, Aleyah Arthur, Giana Arthur and Robert Arthur; a brother, Edward Lebo (Janice) of Altoona; a sister, Sonya Arthur of Altoona; a brother, Robert Arthur (Mary) of Altoona; a brother, Richard Arthur (Debbie) of Chambersburg; and special nieces and nephews: Sonja Bard, Michelle Stevens, Tina Ingram, Brandon Arthur and Michael Lebo.

John was preceded in death by an infant son, Edward Arthur; and a nephew, Little Eddie Lebo.

He retired from the maintenance department of Sheetz, Inc. in 2015, following 18 years of service.

John loved having coffee with friends and family. He enjoyed keeping a fire roaring in his fireplace to keep the family home warm. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan.

A private viewing will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be made at Logan Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., Altoona.