Arthur G. Tennant, 83, of Walker Township, Tamaqua, PA died on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. He was the husband of Marie (nee McMullen) Tennant to whom he was married 25 years. Born in Coaldale, PA on June 22, 1934, Arthur was a son of the late George and Anna (nee Leiby) Tennant. A 1952 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he also graduated from Stevens Trade School with a degree in engineering. Arthur had served in the Army and retired from the former Mack Truck, Allentown, PA. He was of the protestant faith and was a member of the New England Fire Company, the Six County Fireman’s Association, and the Stevens’ Alumni Association. Arthur is survived by his wife, Marie; sons, Bill Tennant and his companion Maggie Wuts of Wheaton, IL, Larry Tennant and his wife Jie Du of Lansdale, PA, Gene Murphy and his wife Brenda of Burlington, NJ, Jack Murphy and his wife Jackie of Lake Hauto, PA, and Tim Murphy of Tamaqua; daughters, Cheryl Humes and her companion Paul Tannenbaum of Highland Park, NJ and Lisa Folkert and her husband, Craig of West Grove, PA; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Krell of North Beach, MD; 2 nephews; and a niece. He was predeceased by a grandson, P.J. Steigerwalt and a brother, Billie Tennant. Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 7 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Cindy White officiating. Interment with military honors will take place in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA after the services. Call 9-11 AM on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials in his name may be made to the Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 1790. Online condolences can be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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