Dear Joe, Mike and Allison
Just two weeks ago your Dad and I were chatting about things of life, a man's life, and always about our children. Arnie made certain to brag about each of you and has shared pictures of the grandchildren, including Allison's new arrival. There could be no mistaking his love and devotion for each of you.
By what means are we to measure a Man's time on earth? The outpouring of love, loss, admiration, affection and respect from those who knew Arnold, speak far beyond words. In the thirty plus years of our friendship, we worked together, laughed together, cried together, and yes, shared a Chinese buffet meal together more than a few times. During that time, I witnessed, firsthand, his genuine compassion for others, his love for his family, his never wavering commitment to his employer, and his abundance of love for life.
If you knew Arnie, you knew his interpretation of one's sense of humor, was particularly "unique". I think his ability to laugh with us, at us, and most often at himself, set him apart from anyone I have ever known.
There are not words sufficient to express what my heart is feeling. We have lost a Father, a brother, a Man I and others knew as Dear Friend, and one of God's most special gifts to those who knew and loved him.
May you know the peace and blessing of assurance that Arnie, will remain in our hearts as we celebrate what he meant to each of us.