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Arthur Senecal

Obituary of Arthur J. Senecal

Arthur J. Senecal Plattsburgh - Arthur J. Senecal, 71, of the Blake Road, Plattsburgh died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the CVPH Medical Center following a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born and raised in Plattsburgh, November 20, 1936, the son of Ralph R. and Agnes E. (Rock) Senecal. Following his schooling Arthur began working as an electrical apprentice on the beginning of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base and then later worked for the Local 186, a position he held for 25 years. He was lastly a custodian at Peru Central School until retiring in 2001 at age 65. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Arthur enjoyed an active lifestyle, including camping, fishing, gardening, bird watching and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sylvia T. (Barcomb) Senecal whom he married July 7, 1956 at St. Joseph's Church in Treadwells Mills; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Charles Watson of Rolla, MO, Nona and Randy Arnold of Plattsburgh, and Elizabeth and David West of Plattsburgh; he was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Brandy and Amber Arnold, Nicole and Christopher Watson, and Jordan and Myles West; brothers and sisters, Joyce Branham of Peru, Barbara and Winfred (Bobbie and Butch) Hodil of Plattsburgh, Ralph Senecal, Jr. of Plattsburgh, Lawrence G. and Barbara Senecal of Plattsburgh, Wanda and James Guynup of Plattsburgh and numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur is predeceased by his parents; one sister, Mariam Hurley; and one brother Donald Senecal. At Art's request there will be no public calling hours or service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center, 212 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Arthur's family would like to sincerely thank all of the caregivers, physicians and nursing staff on R5 at the CVPH Medical Center. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Arthur Senecal please visit 643-9055
A Memorial Tree was planted for Arthur
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home