First Posted: 2/27/2008
Arthur Henry Mears, 90, Clarks Summit, died Monday, Feb. 18, in the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center. He was the husband of the former Elizabeth M. McHale; the couple recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Born in Newton, son of the late Edgar and Fannie Bagg Mears, he resided most of his life in Clarks Summit. Prior to retirement, he worked as a mechanic for Russell Motor Co., Bradley-Lawless Co. and Kost Tires. For many years, he and his son, Frank, built and raced sports cars at local tracks. He and his wife also enjoyed many trips to Florida and Atlantic City.
Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy LaFontaine, Clarks Summit; two sons, Frank and wife, Renee, Factoryville and Arthur and wife, Karen, Justus; six grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, and two sister- in- laws, Virginia Brown, Scranton and Betty Mears, Newton. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred, William, Thomas, and Frank, and a sister, Minnie Covey.
A blessing service was to be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit with services by Msgr. James McGarry, pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit. Interment will be in Newton Cemetery, Newton Twp. To sign the online guest book visit, Memorials may be made to either Clarks Summit Fire Co., 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or Chinchilla Hose Co., 113 Shady Lane Rd., Chinchilla, PA 18410