Arthur William Jonas, 87, Center Point, died Jan. 11, 2009, at his residence.
He was born March 20, 1921, in Chicago, to Arthur Frank and Mae "Bernard" Jonas.
He was a former officer of the U.S. Naval Air Force in World War II. He was retired after 36 years as a rural mail carrier from the U.S. Post Office.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 2, B.P.O. Elks No. 762, Brazil, and the Sycamore Club, Terre Haute.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth, daughter Nancy Jonas, Ellettsville, son Arthur Jonas, Oregon, sister Dolores Zeman and husband Charles, Arizona, sister-in-law Frances Halberstadt, Terre Haute, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Owen County Humane Society, PO Box 329, Spencer, Ind., 47460, or to the Poland Fire Department, Poland, Ind.
Private services will take place at a later date.
DeBaun Funeral Home and Crematory are handling arrangements.