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Arthur A. Aalto, 91.

CONCORD Arthur A. Aalto, 91, a longtime resident of Concord, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. Born in Worcester he was the son of the late Andrew and Hilda (Pelkola) Aalto.

Mr. Aalto graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester and later attended Worcester Jr. College before being called to serve his country during World War II in the U.S. Air Force. He was also the first person in Worcester to be drafted. During World War II he was stationed at Baker Island in the Marshalls as well as in the Radar Unit in Hawaii. He also spent several years as a surveyor and photographer for the CCC Camps working on projects such as the Hoover Dam and Oakland Bay Bridge in CA.

Known to all as a kind and honest man, Mr. Aalto enjoyed reading, electronics, fishing and bicycling.

He is survived by a sister, Lillian E. Valentine of Worcester and four nephews, Arthur and Peter both of CA, Dr. Henry R. of Lunenburg and Michael Valentine of Worcester and a niece, Dr. Elizabeth Valentine-Thon of Germany. He was also the brother of the late Leo and Irene Aalto of Worcester.

Funeral service was held at MacRae-Tunnicliffes Concord Funeral Home. Interment followed in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord with military honors. Gifts in his name may be made to the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord, MA 01742. Concords town flag flew at half-staff in honor of Mr. Aaltos service to his country.

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Date:Nov 22, 2007
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