Arthur Hartman Schorr

May 21, 1923 ‒ December 10, 2009

Miamisburg and formerly of Prospect, Ohio

Arthur Hartman Schorr, age 86, of Miamisburg, and previously of Prospect, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, December 10, 2009 at the Sycamore Glen Health Center in Miamisburg, following a brief illness.

On May 21, 1923, Arthur was born in Prospect, Ohio, the son of the late Hartman and Elsie (Long) Schorr. He graduated from Prospect High School in the Class of 1943.

Shortly following graduation, Arthur enlisted in the United States Army to join in the fight of World War II, and where he earned the rank of Corporal. He would honor the many values learned in the military, such as being respectful, by being true to those values for the rest of his life.

Upon his honorable discharge, Art returned to Ohio, where he would meet the the love of his life, Miriam Cottrell. They were married on March 17, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, and have shared over sixty three wonderful years together.

Insisting upon continuing his education, Art returned to college to study engineering at the Ohio State University. After earning his degree in 1956, Arthur joined Whirlpool Corporation in Marion as an engineer. He then moved on to General Motors in Columbus, Ohio.

A man of deep faith, Arthur truly “loved the lord” and he shared that love with everyone he came in contact with. He believed in showing the love of Christ through his actions, which was evident through his mentoring of men in prison whom he would read the Bible to and he had even sponsored an inmate. Also, both Art and Miriam were active members of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio, where they would drive the bus and pick up the elderly every Sunday morning for church.

A proud alumni of OSU, Art enjoyed rooting for his beloved Buckeye basketball and football teams. Also, in his younger years, he enjoyed bowling in several leagues.

An understanding and patient man, Arthur believed in being there for his family. This was evident through his dedication to the Boy Scouts, when his children were actively involved in the organization.

Art will be dearly missed by his wife: Miriam (Cottrell) Schorr of Miamisburg; two sons: William (Cheryl) Schorr of Morrow, and Michael Schorr of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; a daughter: Patricia (Joseph) French of Carlisle, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother: Charles W. Schorr of Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his brothers: Donald, Marion, and Kenneth Schorr.

The Schorr family will greet friends from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where services celebrating his life will follow immediately at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Tracy M. Stephens officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council will in be in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warren County Community Services Meals on Wheels, 741 State Route 47, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.

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