Arthur Lightfoot formerly of Grimms Bridge Road in Calcutta died peacefully at the Calcutta Health Care on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, after spending the day with his family.
Born in Burslem, England on July 30, 1920 he was the son of the late John and Maria Ruston Lightfoot.
Mr Lightfoot had moved to East Liverpool at the age of 5 and spent his entire life here. He had been employed as a Jiggerman working in the pottery for 35 years and retired from the former Taylor, Smith, and Taylor Pottery in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Morden Lightfoot of East Liverpool, Ohio; two sons, Frederick John Lightfoot of Cleveland, Ohio and James Norman Lightfoot of East Liverpool; one daughter, Beverly Lightfoot Korda of Salem, Ohio; two sisters, Lucille McKinney of St. Cloud, Florida and Marion Green of East Liverpool, Ohio; five grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Lightfoot.
There are no calling hours or services planned.
The East Liverpool Chapel of the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Senior Link, Adult Day Care Service, 527 Market Street, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.
Art was the best friend I had, he called me darlin and honey aka his honey. He made me things in the center and when I went to the center we had a blast together. I have two things to remember him by, one was something he made me in the center another was a photogragh of me and him on a fourwheeler. But I ‘m happy because before he died he had a good time at the cabin.And so you know he was a wonderful man and he was like a grandpa to me.
EmmaLee DeFilippo age 10
Dad, I will always hold you close in my heart, and will try to keep your memories alive through our children and any grandchildren that may come from them. I will also try to keep up with the pictures the way you always did. We both know that I’m not very good at that, but I will try We miss you, and will always miss you, but we will be stronger and better people for having known you. We will love and honor you in death as we did in life.
Dear Fred & Family,
So sorry about the death of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Fred, so sorry to read about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time,
All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Class of “65
Fred, my condolences to your and your family over the passing of your father.
I am very sorry to hear that Pappy has passed away and I will always remember his racoons and I’m sure that he will have tons more racoons to feed in heaven…..I’ll miss you! my prayers are with you, Aunt Sue…I love you guys!
I just wanted to express what it meant to know Art. He was not just part of our Adult Day Service, he was our Adult Day Service. He always enjoyed finding connections between himself and someone he just met. Nothing pleased him more than to find out he and another client had shared something in the past. I wonder as he makes his way through heaven if he isn’t stopping by each person he passes and touching their ‘life’ in same way like he touched ours.
My deepest sympathy.
I’ll miss pappy, but i still have a few great memories of him i will always have. Especially when he took me and lea up to the cabin to feed the racoons. My sympathy goes to Jim and Sue and the family. He was a great man and will be missed be all who knew him.
My condolences go out to the family at this time of sorrow
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your family member.
Bernie Herkner class of ’65
Our deepest sympathy to you and all of the family. Chuck’s told me some good stories about Pappy. He has some great memories. God Bless
Love, Chuck and Jan
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as the sweetest, funniest and most loving person has passed on to a more wonderful place. He lived his life to the fullest loving and never meeting a stranger. We will all miss him so very much, the laughter and jokes and all the talk…Love to all of you.
pappy was one of the greatest people i ever knew, i will always love and miss you, god bless you and all your family
Pappy will be dearly missed by all–but I know he lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed each and every person he ever spent a day with..And honnnney I will miss you but never for one minute will I ever forget the wonderful person you are.
sorry to hear of your loss of Pappy. always remember him and his stories. In fact can see him now, hey God did I ever tell you about………
The man that carried the name “UNCLE” at the highest level. To me a grandfather!! I will for always cherish the memories of the talks and Fun times we had. He was the one person that never minded me being around. Til this day I haven’t firured it out? For only to here “Oooh Johnny” on more time old pal. Make sure you don’t tell them everything about me or I’ll never get there!! You may have moved on, but your spirit is a live in many!!!
Nephew J.Arthur M.
To Love him was to know him. I always thought of Uncle Art as my Grandpap, since I never knew mine. I know he is in heaven shooting the bull with all of our relatives that he told us so much about over the years. He was like the internet of our family history, after talking to him for a day you would find out you had family you never new about. The one thing I will never forget is how he loved EVERY CHILD as if they were his own. I am so glad my daughter felt his joy for life for he was a GREAT MAN. I will miss you Uncle Oat, but I will always cheerish the times I had with you at the cabin. Here’s a bottle rocket at ya ******* Your Nephew Sammy