Bazetta - Marcel (Mark) W. Arnal passed away peacefully on April 5, 2018 at his home in the presence of his wife, daughter, and son.
He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, September 5, 1925, a birthday he shared with his youngest granddaughter Adriana Marie.
He moved to Fowler as a young boy and graduated from Fowler High School in 1944. Mr. Arnal built the house in Bazetta Township that he lived in for 61 years until his death and was very active in both his community and his church St. Robert Bellarmine. He was employed as a bricklayer (Local 8) for Republic Steel (later LTV) for 42 years. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War Two and served in the Pacific Theatre of Operation. After returning from the War he served as a charter member of the Fowler Volunteer Fire Department. Since moving to Cortland he has been a member of the Lions club being recently recognized for his 60 years of membership and served in a number of leadership positions including president and chairman of the Cortland Street Fair Committee. He was also a long-time member of the Cortland Conservation Club and the St. Robert’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Arnal was a happy and vibrant contributor to his community and was active in participation right up to the time of his passing. He will be greatly missed by all those that worked with him on community and church activities.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet L. Dray Arnal. a brother Francis Arnal of Cortland, A daughter Susan (Stephen) Motika of Cortland, a son Marcel P. (Donna) Arnal of Bazetta Township, Grandchildren, Joshua (Kayce) Arnal, of Marysville, OH, Jessica (Robbie) Bell, of Charlotte, NC, Ashley (Aaron) Motika-Roome of Moline, Illinois, and Adriana Motika of Akron, OH. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Emmie, and Gage Arnal all of Marysville, OH.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Marcel Pierre Arnal and Helen Monroe Arnal, a sister Mary Arnal Ellway, and a brother James Arnal.
Special thanks to the Physicians and staff of Ohio Heart, Inc., Dr. Richard Memo, Dr. Fairnelli-Jones, Deanna, and Marlin of the Warren Veterans Administration Clinic, and the staff of the Hospice of the Valley.
Family and friends may call today April 6, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Cortland, with Rev. Carl Kish officiating.
Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Marcel’s name to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St. Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Arnal family.
Hospice of the Valley
5190 Market St., Youngstown OH 44512