Arthur "Art" M.
I've never known a finer human being than Art. He touched so many lives,
including my own. He treated me like a daughter and I can say without a shadow
of a doubt he taught me, by simply being himself, how to graduate life with
honor and without regret. I miss you very much and I know I will see you again
Art Sivanich was a very special person. He was a real gentleman with a great sense of humor. Whatever special event we had at the reunions, Art always participated fully and tried hard to win, and he usually did. My favorite was at the mini reunions. The picture on the left was when he won the St. Patrick's Day party contest on who could look the most like a leprechaun.
Art served on the small boat
with my father, Raymond "Dusty" Rhodes, as I am told.
Art was a seaman and my dad was a Boatswain. Art will be missed greatly here,
but now he is with my dad and many of the other crew members. I know now that
they will sail the calm seas of heaven together and enjoy everlasting peace. I
love you Art, peace be with you.
It was a privilege and honor to know Art and to call him a friend. I will always remember his great sense of humor. His presence would fill the room with laughter at our annual reunions. I first met Art when we were seamen serving aboard U.S.S. LST 793 in the Pacific. He was not only my shipmate but a true friend. He will be sadly missed by all.
Ken Culver, Shipmate
Contribution made in honor of Art by
Andy and Betty Farkas