Arthur Gaddis

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Arthur W. Gaddis, 66, of Forest Lakes, died June 5, 2002. He was born March 4, 1936 in Oklahoma City. He was the son of Samuel and Mamie Gaddis, and came to Arizona with his family when he was 6 months old.

Mr. Gaddis served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War, and served with the Phoenix Fire Department for 20 years, retiring as a captain.

He is survived by his wife, Claudette; daughter, Vicki Pierce and husband, John; son, Randy Gaddis and wife, Andrene; sister, Shirley Soto and husband, Mark; brothers, Sam Gaddis and wife, Joanne, Bill Gaddis and wife, Karen; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, June 10 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the United Phoenix Firefighters' Charities Fund, 61 E. Columbus, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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