John Stephen Arceneaux
SCOTT - Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 11 a.m., in the Delhomme Funeral Home in Scott, for Stephen "Doo" Arceneaux, 83, who passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veteran's Home in Hilo, Hawaii.
Mr. Arceneaux was born on June 6, 1925 in Scott, Louisiana to Davis Arceneaux and Marie Prejean Arceneaux. He was a resident of Ocean View, Hawaii. He graduated from Scott High School in 1941. After enlisting in the Navy, he attended Officers' Training at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He was assigned to active duty and finished World War II in the Pacific theater.
Stephen was a fitness enthusiast throughout his life. In 1947, he played minor league baseball for the Bartlesville Oilers, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mr. Arceneaux worked in the oil field industry in a number of capacities, including off-shore oil supply service and welding inspector on off-shore oil platforms. His work took him to various international oil centers, including the North Sea, Korea, Africa and Singapore. He retired to Hawaii in 1990, where he enjoyed the outdoors, swimming and cycling.