Obituary: Timothy J. Arvin

October 29, 1952 – July 31, 2022

Timothy J. Arvin, 69, of Bedford, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022, at his home.

He was born October 29, 1952, in Washington, Indiana to the late Joseph and Marie (Craney) Arvin. Tim married Martha “Marti” Wade on May 27, 1978, and she survives. Tim was an Army National Guard veteran and served his country for six years during the Vietnam era. He retired from General Motors as a Tool and Die maker after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the St. Vincent Catholic Church in Bedford, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 33, Bedford Boat Club and United Auto Workers Union 440. Tim enjoyed antique tractor shows, especially the White River Valley Antique Show. He also liked to work on cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marie Arvin; his father-in-law, Paul Wade.

Tim is survived by his wife, Marti Arvin of Bedford; sons, Matthew (Lindsay Schwartz) Arvin of Bear Creek, North Carolina, Benjamin Arvin (fiancée, Mandi Gillespie) of Bloomington, and Paul (Christina) Arvin of Greencastle; twin grandchildren, Emmett and Charlotte Arvin; siblings, Sandy (Jim) Little, Marsha (Ron) Chandler, Mary Jo (Marlin Littleton) O’Brian and Mark Arvin (girlfriend, Sylvia Greene); uncle, Dale Arvin; aunts, Carolyn Arvin, Deanie Trowbridge and Bernadette Abel; mother-in-law, Aggie Wade.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee, officiated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Barr Township. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary Cemetery Fund.

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Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee is honored to serve the family of Timothy J. Arvin.