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September 17, 1939 - December 22, 2020
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Charles (Charlie) F. Arnone, age 81 and a longtime Wilkes Barre resident, passed away Wednesday, 12/23 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, after a brief illness.
Born in Pittston on September 17, 1939, and son of the late Anthony and Jeanette (DeAngelo) Arnone, Charlie was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for seven years as a Staff Sergeant in the Military Police Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga., 1960-61, and with the 402nd Military Police Battalion, Luzerne County, Pa. for five years. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for the Leslie Faye Company in Wilkes Barre as a master layout and fabric cutter for over 30 years.
Active throughout his life, Charlie loved fishing, especially taking his annual trip to Canada to fish for northern pike. He also loved riding horses and he was a true car enthusiast. A lifelong sports fan, he loved his L.A. Rams and his N.Y. Yankees.
Charlie had a memorable sense of humor and loved to joke with those in his company. He meant so much to those who loved him, he’ll be forever missed.
He is survived by his children, daughter Charlene Gist and husband Brian of Wilkes Barre and Christopher Arnone and wife Michelle of Canyon Country, Ca.; his granddaughter, Kayla Gist whom Charlie adored; his siblings, Anthony (Tony) Arnone and wife Sylvia of Vestal, N.Y., Dominick Arnone and wife Charlotte of Eagle, Idaho, Marguerite Walton and husband Gil of Canyon Country, Ca., and Theresa Longobardi of Ventura, Ca.; and many nieces, nephews and cousin throughout the country.
A private blessing services will be from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with burial and military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard to follow at St. Cecelia’s Cemetery in Exeter.