Arthur C. Minchener

Arthur Charles Minchener, 91, of Charlotte, NC, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 6:35 pm.

He was preceded in death in 2007 by his wife, Elene L. DiMaio Minchener, whom he married September 1, 1941.

He was born in James-town, NY, on November 22, 1921, the son of Willi-am H. Minchener of Detroit, MI, and Olive Boehler Minchener of Kitchener, ON, Canada. He lived for 16 years in Palmetto, FL, and previously in James-town, NY.

Arthur retired from MRC/TRW after 40 years of employment, but enjoyed staying active and socializing, so he chose to work at Pinkerton, Farmer’s Market Supermarket, and Cash N Carry until 2004 when he retired permanently.

He was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus and Elks Club, where he and his wife enjoyed their favorite pastime – dancing!

Arthur was also an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. His family will greatly miss his love and sense of humor.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jacqueline Coan (Ronald) of Matthews, NC, and Judy Denison of Lily Dale, NY; four sons, Jerry Minchener of Clearwater, FL, Jeffrey Minchener of Jamestown, NY, James Minchener of Willard, NC, and John Minchener of Charlotte, NC; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte, in 1925; his father, William, in 1950; his moth-er, Olive, in 1963; his brother George, in 1981; and grandson, Adam Minchener, in 1984.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 1, from 2-4 p.m, 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the memorial service held on Saturday, February 2, at 3 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Indian Trail, NC.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels St., Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27605. Memories and condolences may be added to the online guestbook at The family wishes to thank the staff at Sardis Oaks for their kind and compassionate care.