The Obit For Jack Arrigo

Jack C. Arrigo

Published in the Erie Times-News on January 29, 2011

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather Jack C. Arrigo, 75, of Erie, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 27, 2011 at St. Vincent Health Center.

A resident of Erie most of his life he was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 3, 1935 a son of the late Vito and Mary Marie Lamont Arrigo.

Jack loved baseball and golf. While playing sandlot ball in Cleveland, Jack was spotted by Indians manager, Hank Greenberg. As a 19 year old, he signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox organization in which he played four years as a catcher from 1953 to 1957. In later years he played baseball in the Glenwood baseball league at Cannavino Field.

He went on to work as a salesman for 25 years with various companies and most recently worked as a restaurant manager for 17 years with Red Lobster and the Brown Derby. He was also a member of the Sons of Italy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Vito, Sam, Ben, and Mike Arrigo; and one sister, Lena Arrigo.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marcia Mary Howard Arrigo; one daughter, Marci Arrigo Berlin of Erie; three sons, Marc Arrigo, Michael Arrigo and his wife Yvonne of Bradenton, Fla, and Matthew Arrigo and his wife Elaine of Erie; eight grandchildren, Allison, Anthony, Jonathan, Nicholas, Patrick, Michael, Salvatore, and Dominic; three great grandchildren, Zoe, Avery, and Jericho Konzel; one sister, Phyllis Frisco of Buffalo, N.Y.; his mother in law, Mary Margaret Howard of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services there at 4:00 p.m..

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home.