K. Jack Arey

Deceased: 26 January 1973

Under: Obituary

Memorial services were held in the Dhahran Theater this morning for Mr. K. Jack Arey, who died here suddenly on Friday, Jan. 26. Among those who attended the services were Mr. Arey's widow, Katherine, and a married daughter, Patricia Miller, who arrived from Glassboro, N.J., yesterday evening.

Mr. Arey had been with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for almost 25 years. In September of 1948 he arrived in Ras Tanura, where he lived for the following 12 years. In 1960 he transferred to Dhahran. Mr. Arey's first positions with Aramco were in the Transportation Department. However, in 1954 he left transportation to join Materials Control and Planning. In September of 1967 he became supervisor for the material planning unit of that department, the position he held at the time of his death.

Aramcons will remember Mr. Arey for his love of sports. He particularly enjoyed sailing, golf, and flying as well as almost any sport that involved speed and mechanical skill. During his years in Saudi Arabia he owned and sailed several boats, and he was well known throughout the area for his proficiency at golf. Although he did not own a plane in Saudi Arabia, he flew as often as he could and his FAA commercial pilot's license was valid at the time of his death.

Mr. Arey was born in Salana Beach, Calif., in February, 1924, and resided there and in Portsmouth, Ohio, until he joined Aramco in 1948. From 1942 until 1945 he served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific.

Mr. Arey is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his daughters, Patricia Miller, of Glassboro, N. J.; Pamela Morgan, of Houstan [sic], Texas; and Janet, who attends the Sanford School in Delaware. Mrs. Arey may be contacted: c/o Mrs. K. L. Miller, 321 Baldwin Road, Glassboro, N. J., 08028, U.S.A. [Photograph]

My daughters and I would like to express our appreciation for all the kind assistance and sympathy extended to us at the time of our sudden bereavement. Kay Arey.

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