12-23-2020 - Butch Arundel
Although he technically wasnâ€™t a member of our 1958 SHS graduating class, Butch Arundel will be sadly missed. Our love and prayers go out to Maureen and family.
Like a few others, Butch was adopted into our little Family. He and Maureen were always in attendance to our class events. Their obvious dedication to our 1958 Salem High School Spirit will always be remembered and appreciated.
Itâ€™s been said that good friends are hard to find. Butch was a friend to everyone in our class, and his sense of humor was contagious. Thank you, Butch and Maureen, for bringing such joy to our lives.
Rest In Peace, my friend, until we meet again.
GIRARD â€” Frank W. â€śButchâ€ť Arundel, 80, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
Frank was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Youngstown, a son of the late Howard and Mary Margaret Osborne Arundel, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1958 graduate of Girard High School and attended Kent State University before entering the Navy on Jan. 20, 1959. Frank was honorably discharged Dec. 13, 1962. During his service in the Navy, he met his future wife, the former Maureen Gonda, in December 1960 on a blind date. They married June 17, 1961.
After his service in the military, Frank began a career with the railroad, starting with Erie Lackawanna on May 25, 1963, and ending his distinguished career when he retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad in 2002.
Mr. Arundel was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.
Butch leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and faithful wife of 59 years, Maureen Arundel; a daughter, Beth Ann (Charlie) Russell; a son, Frank Jr. (Grazia) Arundel; six grandchildren, Matthew (Celest) Morse, Mitchell Morse, Lexxi Hornyak, Ava Arundel, Audrey Arundel and Aidan Russell; a brother, Tom (Cindi) Arundel; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Frank will be truly and sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents, a daughter, Alicia M. Arundel; and a son, Stephen H. Arundel, preceded Frank in death.
Due to the current pandemic, a private Memorial Mass only will be celebrated at St. Rose Church in Girard, and private interment will take place in Girard Liberty Union Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Girard.
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