Arthur P. Saxton

Arthur P. Saxton, 75, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly in Lake Wales, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2018.

He was born in Titusville, Pa., 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 1960-63, 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; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Diana (Tom) Eckonen of Meadville, Pa., Patti (Dennis) Munch of N. Warren, Pa., and Debra (Dewey) Shattuck of Melbourne, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his late wife, Ellen (Nov. 9, 1986), and his granddaughter, Ashley (July 18, 2012).

The funeral servicewill be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in the Sinclairville Baptist Church, 9 Park St., Sinclairville, N.Y.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, 6 Parkway Dr., Sinclairville, N.Y. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville, N.Y. Military honors provided by the Cassadaga Memorial American Legion 1280.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sinclairville Baptist Church.