Arthur Gertz, Jr, 83, of Hamden, passed away on November 26, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born in Torrington on January 15, 1927 to the late Arthur and Ruby Stacker Gertz. Arthur is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 57 years, Grace Nazzaro Gertz; son Arthur Gertz III and his wife Jane of Hacklebury, AL; daughter, Linda Saars and her husband Dennis of Hamden; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and Gustav Gertz; sisters, Ruby Brayell and Linda Lauderi. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, William and James Gertz and sister, Lillian Centrella. Arthur retired after 25 years from Joseph E. Seagram & Co. of New York City, leaving as National Sale Promotion Manager. He had proudly enlisted in the US Army in 1945 having served with Company L 29th Infantry Regiment, occupation of Germany. After being honorably discharged he went on to serve four years in the Army Reserve and enlisted in the CT National Guard Co. A 1st Battalion 102nd Infantry, 43rd Division. Also a member of 118th Medical Battalion, New Haven then transferred to 1048 Trucking Co. Branford as supply service. He belonged to American Legion Post #88 and Elks Lodge #2224. A Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Tuesday, November 30th at 10 a.m. followed by burial with Military Honors at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family on Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in Arthur's memory may be sent to Harborside Healthcare Arden House, 850 Mix Ave, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Dear Gus Gertz and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy, The Hamden 911 Dispatchers

  2. Dear Gus & Family— my sincere sympathies to you and your families in this time of sorrow. God Bless… Love, Jeanine

  3. Gus- Sorry to see that your Brother has passed on. Brings me back to our school days.Would like to reconect with you if your willing.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Art’s passing. I was telling a story about him the other day. He was a lot of fun.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Arts death. I feel so bad that I was not informed I would have come to say a prayer and see the family. I hope all is well and Grace I wish you my best. I will say a prayer for him and again I am truly sorry I missed coming to the funeral.

  6. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jason called me yesterday to inform me of Art’s passing. He was my mothers bother and they looked like twins. I have not see Art in several years but I still have 2 beacj tols from Seagram’s that always remind me of him. He was a great guy and will be missed. He was very instramental is bring my mother back in touch with her bothers after many many years. Thank You Art and may you rest in piece. God Bless you all.

  7. God Bless the family in their loss of Uncle Art. I have fond memories of spending time with Uncle Art and Aunt Grace as a child. I am saddened and will miss Uncle Art.

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