Arthur H. Brainard
VIRGINIA BEACH — Arthur Henry Brainard, 90, went to be with the Lord April 22, 2003, at Seaside Health Care facility.
Mr. Brainard was a resident of Virginia Beach for more than 24 years moving here from New England. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps where he was awarded Medals of Honor and served overseas for more than 3 1/2 years. After the war, he worked as a heavy equipment operator and ended up as a captain in the fire department in Connecticut. He was also a former member of the American Legion and model airplane clubs.
Arthur H. Brainard was the beloved husband to Verna Brainard for 55 years and is also survived by two brothers, Curtis and Howard Brainard of Connecticut; and nephew, Hubert Brainard and wife, Sherry of Martinsville, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, with Dr. Jim Alexander officiating. A reception to follow at the church with a private committal service to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, to the Wycliffe Presbyterian Church or to the Seaside Health Care Employees Fund. You can also visit the memorial at altmeyer.com.