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Sebastian “Bob” Joseph Arena

Jul 27, 2017
Sebastian “Bob” Joseph Arena

printed 07/28/2017

Ocean City

Sebastian “Bob” Joseph Arena, resident of Ocean City, Maryland, passed away July 21, 2017 at George Washington University Medical Center.

Bob was born on Feb. 1, 1936, in Baltimore. He graduated from Forest Park High School in Baltimore. He was a longtime resident of Ellicott City and a resident of Ocean City since 2004.

Bob worked as a service technician and salesman for A.B. Dick Co. for the majority of his career. He was an active member of St. Luke’s parish in Ocean City, the Sons of Italy Lodge of Ocean City and the Polish Club of Delmarva.

He enjoyed volunteering at the Atlantic General Hospital, playing cards, reading, and was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen Arena (nee Kmieciak); three daughters, Teresa Tamburrino (David) of Ellicott City, Maria Anthony (Joseph) of Frederick and Mary Jo Barranco (Thomas) of Pasadena; brother, Matthew Arena (Sarah) of Walnut Creek, California; brother-in-law, Edward Kmieciak of Baltimore; uncle, Emanuel Staiti of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Luke Parish, 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City Maryland, 21842 on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The family will begin receiving guests at 11 a.m. followed by mass at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Cancer Care Center, 9738 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com.

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