Arnold Banzhaf

Arnold William Banzhaf, 79, a resident of Port Orchard, died Sept 13, 2002 in Tacoma.

He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Newark, N.J., to Jacob Ar-nold and Mary Ann (Breen) Banzhaf.

He married Margaret Lor-raine (Hoehne) Banzhaf Oct. 3, 1948, in Val-lejo, Calif.

She preceded him in death in 1988.

He graduated from Central High School in Newark, N.J., in 1941.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1975 achieving the rank of Senior Chief-E8 YNCS (SS).

He was awarded a ribbon for World War II submarine patrols on the USS Darter.

He retired from the Navy in 1975 after 33 years. He worked for 12 years in Civil Service at the Trident Refit Facility at Bangor, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of the Elks, submarine veterans of WWII, and St. Gabriel Catholic Church. He was an avid reader and golfer.

He is survived by his sons Patrick M. Banzhaf of Federal Way and Scott A. Banzhaf of St. Marys, Ga.; daughter Cathy A. Eddinger of Tacoma; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother Richard Harris and sisters Barbara Banzhaf and Veronica Schwartzman.

He was cremated at Pendleton-Gilchrist at Rill Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Submarine Veterans of World War II Scholarship Fund in care of R.D. Benites, 160 Lido Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826.

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