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Frank Arrington 1941 - 2013
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January 08, 2014
Mr. Arrington,
Without a doubt, you were an astonishing and amiable man. I met him when I attended Wilson Middle, he provided us with every effort he could give in order to allow us as teens to persevere in every way possible. He treated us with the upmost respect and dignity. We, as then we were children, we hard to handle on field trips and etc, Frank always seemed to have high patience. Through all that he did and taught us, I will forever be grateful to have been apart of this man's life. It's not sorrow that fills my heart to have barely heard the unfortunate news, but memories of how this young man served a struggling community and its future prospects, for he allowed us the chance to be SOMETHING in life. Once again, I will be forever grateful. "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13. THE passage to describe Mr. Arrington, full of faith, hope and LOVE.
December 30, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Arrington family. May Frank rest in peace.
Jamie and Stella Rahm
October 28, 2013
I am very sad to learn that Frank has passed away. I know Linea and his family will miss him terribly. May all your memories fill your heart and help with your loss.
Pat Nissan
October 11, 2013
I went to school with Frank in the 8th grade and never forgot him through all these years. It is so nice to learn what a tremendous, caring human being he became. As a young girl I remember how handsome he was too. My Heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones. Jackie O'Neill, classmate
October 01, 2013
Frank Arrington was a Board Member, Big Brother and Friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than 34 years. His indomitable spirit and resolve to make the world a better place for children and others was evident to all who knew him. Frank encouraged everyone to do more, care more and strive to be better people in his own special, gentle style. To him complacency was not an option.

Frank never shied away from challenging fellow board members and staff to rise to the occasion when Big Brothers Big Sisters faced tough issues. He was also first in line to let people know when they did a great job accomplishing what they initially thought impossible. His life was the epitome of what it means to be a mentor. He was always there, consistently caring and cheering people on.

Frank Arrington was a man who lifted others up and made sure to tell them "job well done". We now say to our friend, Frank Arrington, "Life well done".

Deborah Condon, President BBBS of SDC
September 25, 2013
He was a true gentleman and outstanding professional. He leaves a marvelous legacy to benefit so many in the community. Last time I saw Frank, a number of years ago at a conference, he dismissed compliments on the success of San Diego Funding with, "Oh, that's all Linnea's doing."
Deepest sympathy for his passing and warm regards to Linnea and the family.
September 20, 2013
Linnea -

My deepest sympathy on Frank's passing. He was a true gentleman...kind and sweet. His light will be missed.

Warmest regards,
Marilee Bankert
September 20, 2013
Great Man, for the short time I knew him, he was always had such a great outlook on life. It was an honor and privilege to have worked with and know him.

R.I.P. Mr. Arrington

-Javier E. Metoyer
September 20, 2013
Frank was a great friend to me at San Diego State. He saved me from the Tijuana jail and I have forever been in his debt. I am very sad to hear of his passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Phi Alpha!
September 19, 2013
Sorry for your loss Linnea. My father past away last year it was a hard time for me. As I'm sure It is for you.You may not remember me but Rick Gully refered me to you about 1985 or so. I built the wine cellar for you and Frank. I remember you both very warm and kind.
September 18, 2013
Linnea-
I was saddened to hear of Frank's passing. He was a wonderful person in many aspects of his life. I mainly knew Frank through our relationship at the SD Tennis and Racquet Club, and I, and all the people he met there
will remember him for his warmth and class.
My best to you and his family.
Martin Breslauer
September 18, 2013
Amazing man, it was always a pleasure just to be in his presence.

-Natasha
September 18, 2013
Frank was a gentleman and a gentle man who soared home with angels and left his footprints here on earth. How blessed we all are to have known him. Our family is so sorry for your loss.
September 18, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
September 17, 2013
I am so honored to have had Frank Arrington come into my life. It was only a few short years, but he had a lasting lifetime impression. He was a man of integrity and compassion. When he came into a room it immediately felt lighter and happier. No matter your position, he gave you his full attention and let you know he cared. The world has lost an amazing man and role model. He indeed was A True Gentleman.

My heart and sympathies go out to Linnea, Brian and family.

Pam Weiler
September 17, 2013
I knew and was friends with Frank while we were at SDSU in the good old days and have many fond memories of all the fun we had with SAE and PiKa and our ongoing competition and true friendships. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.....God Bless and RIP.
September 16, 2013
My condolences to the family.
September 16, 2013
I will always miss my big brother Frank but am fortunate to have so many great memories. He was a wonderful son to our parents and as they died before he became the successful man he was they were very proud of the man he was becoming. Although Frank and I lived in different worlds in the same town no one was more proud of his many achievements and the man he was than me. Little brother Ted
September 16, 2013
This wonderful man made a huge difference in our community with his generous giving of himself and through philanthropy as well as being a family man worthy of being emulated. He will be sorely missed by many but will live on through his works, his Linnea, Brian and family. SDTRC was fortunate to have him in our midst for many years.
September 16, 2013
I worked with Frank at T. J. Bettis Company a long time ago. He was an exceptional man and it was a pleasure working for him. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

Barbara Finn
September 16, 2013
So sad to hear of Frank's passing. We went to school together from 4th grade thru High School. I will miss seeing them at Padre games. Terry Becker, Spring Valley, Ca.
September 16, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. I had only met Frank one time, I knew his brother Ted. This is for Frank's family and also for Ted.
I hope that the wonderful memories of Frank will get you all through the pain of losing him.
My thought's are with you all.
September 16, 2013
Frank was the glue that bonded so many from countless diverse circles. He was truly the most caring, selfless, kind, and generous human being that I have ever known. Linnea, Anita and I send our love and deepest sympathy to you, Brian, Colby, and the girls.
September 16, 2013
WE WARE DEEPLY SADDENED TO HEAR OF FRANK PASSING OUR HEART GO OUT THE FAMELY. LINNEA BRIAN COLBY AND MARCI. LOTS OF LOVE . MARGIT JORGEN HEIMBURGER.
September 15, 2013
If you look in the dictionary under "Roll Model," there should be a picture of Frank Arrington. I can't ever recall not seeing Frank with a smile on his face when greeting others. He will be missed by his family, friends and people he only knew briefly while doing all of his good work, such as me. My sincere condolences to his family.
September 15, 2013
Frank grew up about a block from me, in Spring Valley, and was always kind and considerate. I am so proud to have known him and to see his lifetime of good works.
September 15, 2013
I just adored him. He was suave, intelligent,engaged, and inquisitive. He radiated love for his family and his community. Seeing his face across the room at another event made the event more worthwhile.
I was lucky to have his friendship. My heart breaks for Linnea and the family. He stays in my heart with warmth and fondness.
Judith Harris
September 15, 2013
Frank touched so many lives with his kind heart and spirit. It has been 30 years since I worked at San Diego Funding and I still hold fondly the encouraging words he gave me to guide me and my future. What a special man. My heart goes out to my dear Linnea, Brian, Colby and the girls.
September 15, 2013
RIP Frank Arrington you will always be remembered as a True Gentleman, one who we all aspire to be and who's Spirit will forever live on... our thoughts and prayers are with the Arrington Family. A BIG Hug from the Kocherga Family
September 15, 2013
I am deeply saddened to learn of Frank's passing. The world has lost a truly kind and compassionate man. My heart goes out to Linnea, Brian, Colby, and Marci, and all that have been touched by this selfless man.
I will never forget him.
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