Obituary for Michael A. Arena, Sr. (1956-2021)
Michael Angelo Arena, age 65, of King of Prussia, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 31, 2021. Born in Norristown, Michael was the son of the late Samuel and Mary (nee Holland) Arena, the beloved husband of Martha “Susie” (nee Manton) Arena since September of 1990, the loving father of Michael (Crystal) Arena, Jr., Carol Manton, Matthew (Claire) Arena, Brian Arena, Johnathan Arena and Taylor Arena, the cherished brother of Sylvia (The late John) Doerner, Samuel (Christine) Arena and Sharon (John) Frick, the adoring grandfather of his five grandchildren and the proud uncle of his three nieces.
Michael was a graduate of Norristown High School, Class of 1974 and continued his education at St. Joseph’s College, earning his Bachelor’s Degree. He worked for Acme Markets and then as a transportation manager for Fleming Foods, finishing his career in 2009 at Transervice Logistics. He was known to attend Holy Saviour Church and especially known for his love of dogs and cats.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Saturday, June 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at The Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, 305 Jefferson Street, Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp., PA 19405, 610-275-6385, www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com, where the family will greet guests from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, www.pancan.org
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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach CA 90266