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Arthur Scales, formerly of Buffalo, New York fell asleep peacefully in the arms of the Lord at the Sligo Creek Nursing Center in Takoma Park, Maryland, early on the morning of October 10, 2016. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania on March 27, 1932, and was the son of the late Theodore Scales and the late Mable Scales.

He was taught about the Lord at an early age, and attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, while he resided in Pennsylvania. Although he lost his vision some years ago, he continued to put his trust in God to strengthen him and take him through the times that were difficult for him. He moved to Buffalo, New York during the 1950's and lived there until his health declined. Mr. Scales then moved to Takoma Park, Maryland in 2009 where some of his siblings were close by.

He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Juanita Fletcher and they were an inseparable couple until her death in 1989. Mr. Scales worked for the Cold Spring Cab Company in Buffalo, New York for several years and was know for his promptness and outstanding customer service. Arthur owned an operated a taxi service. He was a great friend to many in the Buffalo, New York area. He also was an excellent musician and could play any tune he heard on the piano. He was a freelance musician and loved to entertain with his gift of playing when he was visited by family and friends. He also loved apple pie and chocolate cake.

Mr. Scales is survived by one daughter, Patricia Thompson, of San Diego, California; two grandchildren, Michele (Orlando) and Marcella of New Jersey; one grandson Armani of New Jersey. Also left to cherish his memory are one brother Edward Scales (Margaret); two sisters Maxine Small (Prince) of Washington, DC and Shirley Davis (Clarence) of Chesterfield, Virginia, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Leonard F. Scales and William Scales.

He will surely be missed by all. He faithfully attended the church services available to him at Sligo Creek Nursing Center and often spoke of how much he enjoyed the clergy who brought the word, as well as the fellowship and love which was extended to him.

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