Arthur F. Deno

August 03, 1941 ‒ October 29, 2019

Ontario, Ohio

Arthur F. Deno, age 78, peacefully passed away October 29, 2019 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness. He was blessed to be surrounded by his family.

He was born August 3, 1941, in Hamilton to parents Arthur & Dorothy Elizabeth (Pate) Deno and graduated from Hamilton High, class of 1960, before proudly serving in the US Navy where he was deployed to Alaska and stationed at Whidbey Island. He worked at General Motors over 35 years and during his time there a beautiful young lady named Pamela caught his eye. The pair married on July 11, 1981.

Art was a wonderful husband and father who loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed taking roadtrips to see the changing autumn leaves and took his family on many adventures including fall trips to Tennessee and summer trips to Siesta Key, FL. Art loved fishing, boating, and being around water and in years past had a boat and a house in Apple Valley.

Art was a member of the Elks Lodge in Hamilton and the American Legion. He also enjoyed golfing and was a former bowling league member. He enthusiastically cheered for his OSU Bucks and the Bengals. Art was the type of man who enjoyed being around other people and was somebody you could always talk to. His friendly and firecracker personality will be dearly missed by many.

Surviving is his loving wife of 38 years Pam Deno; two sons Tony (Candy) Deno and Michael (Amara) Deno; grandchildren Kyle (Raven) Deno, Drake Deno, and Bexley Deno; great-grandchildren Maelynn Deno; best friends since childhood Tom & Sue Knox and Joe Lowery; brothers Michael Deno and Arthur Deno; sister-in-law Jane Deno; brother-in-law John Sigmon; niece April Sigmon; along with many close friends he made throughout the years; and his dear miniature schnauzer Zoe.

Art was preceded in death by his father Arthur Deno; mother Dot Deno Davison; step-father Paul Davison; and brother John Deno.

His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at OhioHealth Mansfield for the incredible care they extended during Art’s stay at the hospital.

Per Art’s wish, there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Deno family and encourage you to share a memory at

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  • Pam,

    My prayers are with you during this time in your life. Deno was a great guy. I truly loved knowing and working with him. Such a happy person.

    Sincerely, Jim Hannewald

  • Fond memories of Deno in high school. He was a nice guy and so much fun. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends.P

  • Pam and family,
    Art sure was a special guy. We had a lot of laughs working together at GM. He talked about how much he loved you and his family and the memories you made together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Dear Pam and family: My heart goes out to you at this difficult time, sending gentle hugs and lots of prayers. Just remember that his is the brightest star in the night sky shining down upon you!

  • Pam,

    We are so sorry to hear about this.


    The Sigmon Family(Leverda, Mike, Terry and Sheila.

  • Pam,
    Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed bowling with Art & working with him at GM. He was fun to be with and around. My condolences to you and yours. God be with you.


  • Oh, Pam, I am so sorry to hear this. I will always think of both of you as terrific people. I remember Art as have a quick chuckle accompanied by a bright smile and never a sour thought for anyone or anything. Knowing him was a blessing to all who passed his way.

  • Pam. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God carry you during your time of sorrow. Remember I love you sweetie big hugs cousin love Karen (Delph)flick

  • Pam, I’m sorry to hear of Arts passing, may you find comfort knowing he will not drive his boat with the motor raised !! Prayers for you and your family.

  • Dear Pam and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Art was a lovely man and an absolute joy to be around every day. Everyone loved working with him.

  • Butch was a great person to hang around as a little kid staying at my Aunt & Uncles house in Hamilton. He always seemed to have a shiny new corvette that he was so happy to take me a ride in it & that’s a great memory that I’ll always treasure until I pass. When my dad passed away many years ago he came to the visitation and we sat off to the side & talked for 45 minutes about everything. It was always so good to see him.
    My heart goes out to the entire family and I’m so sorry that you lost a great man! He was a good one!
    Greg Pate
    Goose Creek SC

  • So sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. Our love to you & the family. If you need anything please let me know. Prayers!

    Mike & Darlene Deno

  • Pam, I was so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. He was such a nice guy, I remember working with him in Accounting and in Shipping departments. My prayers are with you.