Arnold Garritano obituary (1964 – 2021) – St. Joseph, MI
Arnold (Arnie) Garritano Jr., 57, of St. Joseph passed away on Sunday August 8, 2021. Arrangements have been made with Starks & Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
Arnie was born on April 9, 1964 to Niles of Arnold and Carole (Thompson) Garritano Sr.
He graduated from Dowagiac Union High School in 1982.
On September 2, 1995, he married Karen French. Arnold also made Byron Center, Michigan, and Maineville, Ohio his home.
Arnie was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1983, but after injury he focused on coaching baseball and softball. The family was of great importance and he was very proud of all of his children. He was always available for friends and family who needed help, assistance, or to have breakfast or a beer.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Karen; his children: Danny O’Brien of South Bend, Ind., August Garritano of South Bend, Ind., Rachel Garritano of Atlanta and Michael Garritano of St. Joseph; his father, Arnold Garritano Sr .; sisters: Annette (Bobby) Forsythe of Benton Harbor and Lynne (Toby) Laubach of Eau Claire; and countless relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his mother, Carole, in 2009.
Visits with the family will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 12 at the Starks & Menchinger Chapel in Saint-Joseph. A Service of Life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 13, at Holy Maternity Catholic Church in Dowagiac. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac.
Friends who wish to leave a message of condolences to the family can do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Posted by The Herald-Palladium on Aug 10, 2021.