Dr. Karl F. Arbogast Jr., 88, WWII vet, was dentist for VA Administration, enjoyed yachting

By on January 28, 2015

Dr. Karl F. Arbogast Jr., 88, of Luther Acres, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Karl F. Arbogast Sr. and the late Elsie J. (Brandon) Arbogast. He was married to Charlotte (Muschlitz) Arbogast for more than 60 years.

He graduated from Forty Fort High School in the early 1940s, then graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, and received his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. After working in a private practice, Karl went on to work for the VA Administration in Wilkes-Barre for more than 21 years.

Karl was a lifetime member of Harvey’s Lake Yacht Club in Wilkes-Barre and was a 40-year member of the Lancaster Torch club and previously served as secretary for the Wilkes-Barre Torch Club for more than 25 years. He was also on the Board of Health at the Kirby Health Center in Wilkes-Barre. Karl was a member of the Kingston Masonic Lodge No. 395

He proudly served in the US Navy in World War II aboard the USS Lexington during the Pacific theatre campaign.

He is survived by two sons: Karl F. Arbogast, husband of Susan of Plains; and Mark A. Arbogast of Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Jeanne A. Hiles.

Services were held Jan. 26 n the Good Samaritan chapel of Luther Acres, Lititz, with Chaplain Walt Cleckley officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Slatington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Luther Acres.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

 

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