James A. Arton
July 31, 1937 - July 3, 2013
James A. Arton, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on July 3, 2013. Born in Rochester, New York on July 31, 1937, Jim was employed by the N.Y. Central Railroad as a janitor while attending High School, years later he became the Terminal Superintendent at the same rail yard. He continued with N.Y. Central, then Penn Central, and finally retired from Conrail in 1994. He went on to become an expert witness working with railroad accident victims, which came to be a very satisfying endeavor. He served in the military in the 1960's, and was a member of the American Legion for many years. Jim enjoyed many hobbies including: photography, woodworking, boating, fishing, was an avid reader and always enjoyed being in the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Arton, and children, Kevin, Daniel, Tammy, Trevor, and Tabatha, sister, Diane and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed family life, especially being a grandpa. Visitation will be held on Sunday July 7th, from 1-3 p.m. at DUNN FUNERAL HOME, 408 Wooster St. in Bowling Green, Ohio. Donations can be made in his name to Special Kids Therapy, 1700 Sandusky St. Findlay, Ohio 43402, or to the iTaalk Autism Foundation, 2040 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606. These charities directly support children with special needs. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com


Jamie and Jeannie Southers (Cauchy)

Sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Margaret we will keep you in our prayers. With Love, US

Cindi Baum

What a sweet, special grandpa Jim was to Ian, He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Henry Posner III

I met Jim Arton as a management trainee at DeWitt yard (East Syracuse, NY) in 1977 and appreciated his sense of humor and perspective, but more importantly the time he was willing to share with a novice. Later in his career, after I left Conrail we reconnected when he was a neighbor in Greentree on the Pittsburgh Division. He is remembered as a gentleman and a professional. Henry Posner III Chairman Railroad Development Corp. Pittsburgh, PA

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