Arthur Schalk of Milford, Pa., dies at age 86

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Arthur Schalk of Milford, Pa., died on Friday, April 5. He was 86.

He was born on March 9, 1933, and lived in Oceanside, N.Y., for most of his life.

After four years of service in the Air Force, he completed a BS/MA degree at Hofstra University.

He was employed for 29 years as a systems engineer at Grumman Corporation. He did extensive work on the lunar module.

He retired in Vermont, where he lived for 17 years until the passing of his second wife, Maria. He lived in Milford for the remainder of his life to live near his daughter and family.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 29 years, Maria Schalk.

He was the loving father of Carolyn Schalk Downing and her husband, Timothy, Kevin Schalk and his wife, Andrea, and Mark Schalk and his wife, Carol; grandfather to Madeline R. Kelley and husband, Samuel, Timothy A. Downing and wife, Corra, and Shannon B. Walsh and husband, Brock; and great-grandfather to Forest E. Kelley and Taj A. Downing.

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