January 24, 1948 -
August 12, 2012
Published in Contra
Costa Times on September 19, 2012
David passed away unexpectedly
at his home in Clearlake, Ca. on Sun., Aug. 12, 2012. He was born at Brookside
Hospital and grew up in El Sobrante. He graduated from De Anza High School
in 1966. He was a gifted athlete and still holds several records there.
In 1967, while attending Contra Costa College, he signed a Professional
Baseball Contract with the Pittsburg Pirates. He played pro-ball for 9
yrs. ending his career with the Chicago Cubs. He then lived in Rodeo until
he retired and moved to Clearlake.
David is survived by his loving & caring children, Jennifer &
Chris Arrington, step-children Ken (Janice) Rice & Julie (Eric) Ford,
grandchildren Eric, Brianna & Jayden Robinson, step-grandchildren
Robert & Rachelle Day & Zachary Rice, brothers Nick Arrington,
Ken (Jeanne) Arrington & many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded by his parents Richard & Barbara Arrington & his
brothers Jeff & Mike Arrington.
David was a loving father & grandfather who loved camping with his
family & friends, fishing, playing baseball & golf until old sports
injuries BENCHED him. He then watched from the sidelines, expecially enjoying
his children & grandchildren's sporting events.
Friends & family are invited to a Memorial Service at St. Patrick's
Church 825 7th St. in Rodeo on Sun., Sept. 30 at 3pm followed by a celebration
of his life at Lefty Gomez Recreation Center, 470 Parker Ave., Rodeo.