Arthur R. Peth, age 61 of Oregon, went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2021 at Bay Park Hospital with his loving wife of 38 years by his side.
Arthur was born on March 3, 1960 to Arthur and Dorothy (Steward) Peth. He graduated from Clay High School in 1978. He began his career in industrial waste during high school and continued throughout his life. One of his biggest accomplishments in life was going so far in his career without going to college. In 1987, he started working for Cousins Waste Control as a laborer, moving up in rank to truck driver, dispatcher, estimator/project manager, facility manager, and then the Northeast US Manager for Philip Services when they took over the company, and he stayed there until his retirement in 2013.
It used to drive everyone crazy how neat his desk always was. He was so organized; he carried his little black planner book in his back pocket at all times. His cleanliness carried over to his home, garage and yard. He tried getting his wife on board with the neat and tidiness, but to no avail. They do say, however, that opposites attract!
Arthur and his wife, Sandi, enjoyed going on many vacations together and with friends. They traveled to Florida, the Smokey Mountains, and went on cruises for the 10th and 20th anniversaries, the second stopping at Curacao Island and Aruba, which were their favorites. When they were in Kentucky, he loved to play the ponies at Keeneland Race Track. Being out on Lake Erie with friends were always fun times, weather permitting. Getting caught in a storm is no fun, but did happen a few times. It only made for more memories! He will be remembered by many as being a great friend and nice guy who was easy to get along with.
At a young age, his love for the Detroit Tigers began while he listened with his mom, and hearing his dad rooting for UM, "GO BLUE!" He took so much crap from everyone for years for being a Michigan fan! He was also a fan of the Minnesota Vikings Purple People Eaters. He’s up there now, hopefully pulling some strings to finally get them into the super bowl.
His favorite activities were golfing with family and friends, gardening (like his dad), and taking care of his yard meticulously. Neighbors have already told Sandi that “she isn’t doing it like Art!” She can hear his voice yelling “The lines aren’t straight enough!” and her usual reply being “It’s getting done!”
Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Sandi, who chased him around in elementary school up until high school, where he finally gave in; his two furry kids Gus and Smokey; brothers, John (Jan) Kralik, Jim (Sophia) Kralik, Rick (Michelle) Kralik; sister, Jan Lee; sister-in-law, Debbie Kralik; mother and father-in-law Richard and Shirley Hozak; in-laws, Rick (Emei) Hozak, Debbie Thacker, Brad (Dorothy) Hozak; godchildren, Kristina Acosta and Bobby Mathews, and many uncles, aunts, numerous nieces, and nephews, cousins, and lifelong dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Dorothy; brothers, Ronald Kralik, Donald Peth; brother-in-laws, Ronald Lee and Ricky Thacker; and his godparents, Uncle Dick Peth and Aunt Kate (Munk); cousin Dee Gargac; and a few of his close friends.
A private graveside service will be held for Arthur at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Toledo Humane Society (or better yet, adopt a pet), or the National MS Society benefitting the WalkMS Missing Myelins Group.
Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Bay Park Hospital, especially the ICU who helped Art and Sandi’s bodies, minds, and hearts.
The arrangements are being handled by Freck Funeral Chapel.
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