Apr 29, 1924 - May 24, 2012
Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Ira Harper Artz, 88, of Lewisville, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the KB Reynolds Hospice House. Mr. Artz was born on April 29, 1924 in Pottsville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers. Mr. Artz is survived by his wife of 59 years, a daughter and a son, and three grandchildren.
After high school, Mr. Artz served his country in World War II with the 583rd Signal Depot Company of the United States Army. Mr. Artz graduated from Pennsylvania State University with an Electrical Engineering degree. He retired from Southwest Bell Telephone Company in Topeka, KS in 1986. His career also included many years with AT&T in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Burlington, NC as well as New York, NY and Whippany, NJ.
A memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mailed to: Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Attn: Finance Department, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.salemfh.com
Robert F. Martina
Remembering Ira from Whippany and Greensboro. - always one of the great DAD team players.
The WECo Field Engineering Force was like a family to me. I joined the family in 1953 in Winston-Salem, NC. Ira was one of the sages that insured a friendly environment.
Bob & Beth Maclin
Martha and Susan and family: Our deepest care to you in the homegoing of your loved one, Ira. He was a genuine joy to know.
Tom and Emily Wannenburg
Ira- You will be missed by the Wannenburg family and we are so happy to have known you as our neighbor for 12 years. Martha- Please know that we are thinking of you. Hugs abound! Tom and Emily
Aunt Martha, I'm so sad to learn of Uncle Harper's passing. Since Dad passed I have lost touch with most of the family but you are still remembered - and missed.