First Posted: 10/14/2009

ARARAT Mr. Arthur Arvidson, 62, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Arvidson was born Oct. 9, 1946, in Bridgeort, Conn., to the late Arthur and Marilyn Gagner Arvidson. He served two years in the United States Navy and also two years in the United States Army. Arthur was a member of the Catholic faith. He loved animals and enjoyed being with family and friends. Mr. Arvidson is survived by his wife of 21 years, Karen Napier Arvidson of the home; a daughter, Katrina Danielle Arvidson and her boyfriend, James Taylor IV; a grandchild, Aiden Taylor; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Diane Arvidson of Boca Raton, Fla., and Kevin and Connie Arvidson of Old Town, Fla. In addition to his parents, Mr. Arvidson was preceded in death by three sisters, Marilyn Toth, Sandra Bosse and Jeanette Arvidson; and a brother, Randal Arvidson. The funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, by Father Eric Kowalski. Full military honors were conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. The family received friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210, or to the Surry Animal Rescue, 112 Quail Run Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

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