Arthur Henry Beth, [January 20, 2009] 90 years young, U.S. Marine Vet. WWII and Korean War, beloved husband of the late Gloria, nee Souza; loving father of Barbara (Robert) Sidebottom; proud grandfather of Robert; dear brother of the late Violet (the late Harry) Diacou; fond uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Graduate of Roosevelt High School, Chicago. Arthur joined the Marine Corps in September 1940, trained in San Diego in radio and communications. He fought in WWII and Korea with the famous “Carlson Raiders, 2nd Battalion” that coined the phrase “Gung-ho Battalion.” Achieving the rank of master sergeant during his 20 years of service, he served with James Roosevelt, who was second in command of the Raiders, participating in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal and later was one of the first Marines to land at Inchon, Korea, during the Korean War and other amphibious landings and operations in North Korea. After his military service he went on to work in California with Bendix Field Engineering Corp., working in the NASA Deep Space Project; Philco-Ford Corp., in the Mariner-Mars and other satellite projects in the 1960s and 1970s. Member of the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge #1456 and USMC Raider Association. During the last years of his life, he lived at the Senior Suites of Ravenswood Manor, Chicago.
Visitation Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. Family and friends will meet Monday afternoon at the funeral home for a funeral service at 12;00 Noon. Interment Acadia Park Cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers. Donations in Arthur’s memory to SALUTE, Inc., PO Box 236, Prospect Heights, IL 60070, would be appreciated. “Semper Fi – Always Faithful.”
Arrangements by John G. Adinamis Funeral Director, Ltd.