Arthur R. Escalona, 73, of Chicago Ridge, died July 8 at home. Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills on July 12. A funeral Mass was offered at Our Lady of Pompei Church in Chicago on July 13. Interment was held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside.
Mr. Escalona is survived by his wife, Esther; his son, Frederick; his daughters, Gail Valadez, Christine Schwanbeck and Lara Valadez; his brother, Angelo; his sisters, Gloria Clemens and Carmen Rubin; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Escalona was born in Chicago. He was a switchman. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.