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Eddie James Arata, 78, died September 23, 1992 of complications due to lung disease and bone cancer.

Born May 10, 1914 in Bingham Canyon, Utah, son of Paulo and Antonia Robbiano Arata. Married Jeanne Stevens January 25, 1946 in Salt Lake. He worked for Kennecott Copper, and later with Westinghouse Electric Supply, where he retired at 61 years of age, after 30 years of service. In his early years, he was student body president of Bingham High School, Class of '34. President of Bingham Jr. Chamber of Commerce, and very active in civic affairs, receiving a special Civic and Business Progress Award from the Utah Jr. Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid conversationalist, he loved people, and to him, no one was a stranger. He loved cultivating flowers and vegetables from seed in his greenhouse, and in 1980, received a Civic Beautification Award. He possessed ingenious and creative talents in many areas. His resourcefullness was always shared, giving service, and help to everyone when needed.Survived by wife; sons, Ryan (wife, Lynne); Scott (wife, Debbie); and daughter, Annette Sanchez. An infant son, James, preceded him in death. Also survived by grandchildren, Todd, Lori, Jennifer, Jaimie, Brandon, and Adam.

"We love you Pop, and we'll miss you."

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to

2 p.m., at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Lung and Heart Transplant Program, U of U Health Sciences Center, 50 North Medical Drive, Rm. #2753, SLC, Ut. 84132

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