May 18, 1947 ~ September 19, 2014
Gary Jon Arneson
May 18, 1947 – September 19, 2014
Gary passed away at home with his family at his bedside after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer.
He led a good life, graduated from West High School, went off to fight in Viet Nam and came home to marry his high school sweetheart. He worked for Dow Chemical for 33 ½ years and evenings taught at El Camino College and So. Cal Roc. He was a member of the VVA, VFW, he was a docent for the Wilmington Drum Barrack and did volunteer work for the city. He coached girls AYSO and Tordondo Little League. He loved to travel the world, have BBQ's with his kids and grandkids and spend time with friends.
He leaves behind his wife Ruth; sister Geraldine Barr (Rod); daughters Kelly Arneson, April Berryhill (Ken) and Sarah Wright (Matthew); and seven grandchildren Jonathan, Nicholas, Kenneth, Kaitlyn, Margaret, Gary and Cadance.
Services will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Sat Oct 4th at 2:00pm. The family asks in lieu of flowers to please Donate to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.