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August 22, 1930 - November 21, 2017
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Ferdinand (Fred) Arlandis, age 87, of the Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, passed away Tuesday evening at the Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton, after an illness. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Arlene Nytch Arlandis. Wed on September 12, 1953, the couple were married for 64 blessed years.
Born in Scranton on August 22, 1930 and son of the late Nelson and Helen Fayad Arlandis, Fred attended West Scranton High School, before joining the U.S. Army where he would proudly serve 20 years as a sergeant in the Reserves. For over 25 years he worked as a printer for the former Manus Langan Print Company before retiring in the maintenance department at West Scranton High School. He also worked as a reserve patrolman for the Scranton City Police Department.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Parish in West Scranton. A football fan who enjoyed watching the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Dallas Cowboys, his favorite pastime above all was spending time with his family. He will forever be missed.
He is also survived by his two adoring daughters, Catherine Petrini and husband John and Jo Ann Arlandis, all of Old Forge; three loving grandchildren, John Petrini and wife Carly, Matthew Petrini and Lana Petrini, all of Old Forge; a great grandson, Chase Petrini; three sisters, Rosemary Graziano of Old Forge, Dolores Chilone of Scranton and Patricia English and husband Richard of Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.
An infant son, Ferdinand; and a sister, Josephine Chernansky, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to thank the entire staff of Allied Services as well as dear family friend, Floss Babiarz, for the amazing care they collectively gave to both Fred and his family throughout his illness.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 9:15PM from the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Stephen Krawontka, Associate Pastor. Military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow. Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum, Scranton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 2-5:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to the American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, Pa., 18517.