OBITUARY

Mr. Arthur G. French

December 13, 1914March 22, 2013

Mr. Arthur G. French, 98, of Alpharetta entered into God’s care on March 22, 2013. He was born in Richland, GA on Dec. 13, 1914 to Arthur Allen and Susie French. He is known for his great sense of humor and love for his family, friends and church. He was a career executive at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, retiring in 1980. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Africa and France. After retirement, he back packed across Europe, learned to snow ski at age 70, and loved to spend time at the beach. Arthur’s greatest love was spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mabel, on May 10, 1980, his brothers Marion and Eldridge and grandson Rick Piovesan. He is survived by his children, Genie (Del) Capps, Laura Hale, Lyla (Michael) Klansky and Allen (Nancy) French; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Sun., March 24, 2013 at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd., Roswell, GA, 30076. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM, Mon., March 25, at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004 with The Rev. Robert B. Wood officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, GA following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Aidan's Episcopal Church. Roswell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service following the church service
REMEMBERING

Mr. Arthur G. French

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March 25, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the French family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

AEM

March 25, 2013

As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love and pain that God feels for you.

March 24, 2013

Lila and Michael, We are so sorry for your loss. Lila, your dad was truly a grand southern gentlemen, in the old tradition. What a wonderful dry sense of humor he had! We will never forget his visit to your home in Flagstaff and what a wonderful time we had visiting with him. It's always sad to lose a loved one but 98 years is a good full life. Thank you so much for remembering us and giving us the opportunity to say a few heartfelt words about him.

Mike & Ellen McAlister (Flagstaff, AZ)

Judy & Robert Jay

March 24, 2013

Lyla, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

March 24, 2013

Lila
Kathy and I were sad when we heard about your dad passing. Our feelings were tempered when we discovered the long and rich life he lived and the closeness you two shared.
dann

March 24, 2013

Dear Allen and Nancy,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Allen. He was so much fun!! What a life he lived. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Julie and Joe Coen

Steve and Pam Bryant

March 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You will always have the happy memories! With love, Steve and Pam Bryant

FROM THE FAMILY