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James L. Arnone
February 8, 1956 ~ March 24, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Arnone, James L. Jr., 67, Johnstown, passed away March 24, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving wife and daughter. Born February 8, 1956 in Johnstown, son of the late James L. Sr. and Carlotta (Dollard) Arnone. Preceded in death by brother, Mark Arnone. Survived by loving wife of 40 years, Mary Ann (Weimer) Arnone; children, Matthew Arnone; Joseph Arnone married to Laura; and Michele married to Nathan Wright; Jim was affectionately known as “Pap” to his adorable grandchildren, Samuel and Maeve Arnone; and was looking forward to another granddaughter on the way: baby Wright; sister, Mary Jo VonSchrenkel married to Johann; brother, Michael Arnone; brothers in law, David and Karen Weimer, Gary and Barb Weimer and James and Tonya Weimer; also by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was also “Pap” to grand dogs, Dexter and Vada. Jim was a 1974 graduate of Bishop McCort High School and 1978 graduate of IUP. Jim retired in 2018 with 32 years of service from Penn National Insurance Company earning the title of Senior Claims Representative. He enjoyed taking trips to Myrtle Beach, walking and collecting Matchbox cars. Most of all, he treasured time with his family. He was a diehard Steelers, Penguins and Pitt fan; even though they “broke his heart” at times. He also enjoyed his golfing and pizza nights with good friends, Jim DeBiase and Ed Yocum. He was a Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who put the needs of others before himself, on special occasions he ensured enough food to feed an Army. He was a member of the Moxham G.B.U., Johnstown Elks Lodge #175 and past president of the Tri-county Claims Association. Jim was a faithful Catholic, life member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Johnstown where he served for many years on the Finance Council, PTG Board, volunteer for the summer festival, enjoyed coaching soccer and basketball. The family wishes to thank Dr. Sbetian and the nurses at Conemaugh’s Cancer Clinic for their exceptional care provided to Jim during his battle over the last four years. A very sincere thank you to his team of caregivers from Windber Hospice, especially Jess and Mike for the physical and emotional support to Jim and his family during this difficult time. A quote from one of Jim’s favorite movies sums up his family's thoughts regarding his passing. “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many others lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an empty hole, doesn’t he?” (Clarence – It’s a Wonderful Life). At the request of Jim, there will be no public viewing or visitation. Friends are welcome to attend his Funeral mass celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 29th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 609 Park Avenue, with Very Rev. Matthew Baum and Fr. Leo Arnone. Committal Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home of Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to either St. Patrick Church or Windber Hospice in his honor. www.kennedycarefh.com.