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
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.