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July 22, 2010
Paul Arizin was my grandmothers, ousin she told me about his family and how she used to play with his kids as a child. She thinks hes a very nice person.
December 13, 2009
This is the third anniversary of my grandfather's death. He died in peace, just as he would want. Personally, I miss him so much. He was a huge presence in my life, and life itself has not been the same without him. He was the guiding light to me and others. it is hard to believe it has been three years already, because I still think about him in every day life. His presence on Earth it greatly missed. He should not only be remembered as a pioneering in the sport of basketball , but an outstanding man with an impeccable character. His greatest quality was his humility, which is a lesson he instilled in everyone who knew him. he will never be forgotten. I know he is looking down on us all, and enjoying his time in heaven. i love you and miss you every day grand father.


also to be mention is Maureen Jacqueline Arizin.

Her presence was unlike another and is just as missed as grandfather's.

rip Stephanie Regina Arizin
December 13, 2009
This is the third anniversary of my grandfather's death. He died in peace, just as he would want. Personally, I miss him so much. He was a huge presence in my life, and life itself has not been the same without him. He was the guiding light to me and others. it is hard to believe it has been three years already, because I still think about him in every day life. His presence on Earth it greatly missed. He should not only be remembered as a pioneering in the sport of basketball , but an outstanding man with an impeccable character. His greatest quality was his humility, which is a lesson he instilled in everyone who knew him. he will never be forgotten. I know he is looking down on us all, and enjoying his time in heaven. i love you and miss you every day grand father.


also to be mention is Maureen Jacqueline Arizin.

Her presence was unlike another and is just as missed as grandfather's.

rip Stephanie Regina Arizin
April 13, 2009
I bled Celtics green but I always admired Paul Arizin, whose class and style and deadly shots from the corner would break my heart when they went swish! Yet, I admired him and kind of enjoyed him scoring against us, while I rooted for Wilt and others to miss!

Arizin never missed being a role model. How blessed is your family for having such a talented sportsman on and off the court.
February 22, 2009
What a truly great guy. I knew Mr. Arizin when we were the Breslins on 18th Street. There wasn't a bit of pretense about him. Mass every day...every day, what more need be said. He was the real deal. We looked up to him, not because of basketball, heck we were so young we only saw him play for the Camden Bullets, but because he truly was a Presence, in life, where it counted.
November 21, 2008
Alicia,
I'm late, but I wanted to offer my sincerest, I'm so sorry about your dad. My 14 y/o got cut from the 8th grade team (totally unjust) and I was telling him about your dad. so we looked him up on line. His greatness in basketball will help Dan perservere. My best to your, your mom and your brothers.
November 08, 2007
I met Mr Arizin at an autograph show years ago and he was a very nice man. My Father in Law has told me a lot of good stories about him on the court.

Rest in Peace Mr Arizin
April 04, 2007
To the family of Paul Arizin...my favorite player. I met Paul as a sixteen year old kid. Our team buses were held up by an accident outside Ft. Wayne, IN. As a Philadelphia Warrior, he shook my hand as players were walking around as the accident was cleared. We had a conversation and that great moment for me is described in a book I just wrote titled Growing Up in Indiana. I sent Paul a copy and he immediately sent me an autographed picture and nice note telling me that he remembered when we met, but "was surprised I remembered it." How could anyone forget meeting such a great player and a great, gentle man? Paul Arizin was a class act and proved that to me twice. I am glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. Respectfully,

Norm Jones-Crystal Lake, IL njnpj5@juno.com
March 24, 2007
My late father, Joseph, used to take me with him to Villanova basketball games at the Palestra when I was a kid. Watching the recent NCAA games took me back and prompted me to surf the net in search of articles about those glory days. Sadly, it also lead me to the discovery of Paul Arizin's passing. I will never forget the way my father's eyes would light up as he told me tales of Paul Arizin's walk-on, superlative career at Villanova - And of his personal humility. Mr. Arizin was a true hero to my father. Be assured, Arizin family, that even 3,000 miles and 40 years away, Paul Arizin is remembered.
February 28, 2007
There is an old Irish saying
"He is the kind of man that I wouldnt mind being myself"
February 19, 2007
Dear Arizin Family, I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family-My father [Jack McCormick] thought the world of him-God Bless,Sincerely,Kevin McCormick and family
January 27, 2007
To the Arizin Family !!
My prayers are with all of you.....I remember my days of playing basketball at the Avalon Community Center playing sometimes with Mike or against, but a great summer workout to keep in shape for the Home Court in Philly....Brophy and Corrigan, and keeping the watchfull eyes on the gams was Mr. Arizin...As the years went by we all went our seperated ways, but never missed a summer in Avalon...You will not remember me, but I do remember the Boss.....

God Bless all of you, and may God continue to shine on all of us....

Thanks for the encouragement Mr. Arizin......

Charlie and the McKeown Family
of 25th St. Avalon N.J.
com7th@comcast.net
January 15, 2007
Dear Alicia and the Arizin family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. I was a friend of Alicia's when we worked together at Lankenau hospital. My father and mother were from Philadelphia and Avalon and always spoke so highly of Mr. Arizin. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Susan (Morris) Elliott
December 27, 2006
Dear Mrs. Arizin, Mike, Alicia, Tim Chris and Dennis:
Mr. Arizin will always be my basketball hero who gave his time to coach our grade school team with Mr. Kearney. We followed his final years in the NBA in our grade school classrooms. I remember the Sisters were his biggest fans. He was a gentleman and a devote member of our parish. Your families are in our prayers and I'll always remember Mr. Arizin as my personal sports legend who truly touched my life and the lives of my teammates and their families.
P.S. My daughter wears #11 on her basketball uniform.
December 22, 2006
You were one of my childhood heroes. You always gave 100% on the floor and you actually WILLED yourself into an incredible basketball player, not only through your enormous ability, but also through your overwhelming desire to always give your best, to hit just one more of those patented jump shots!! May God Bless You and Keep you.
December 21, 2006
Dear Michael, Chris, Pat, Joanne and Arizin family- I am sorry about your dad and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Caryn, Rich and Lilli Lucia
December 18, 2006
Dear Mike and Pat and Alicia,

I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers were with you.

You were truly blessed to have him in your lives for as long as you did, and especially that all of the grandchildren knew their grand-dad. He was a great man.

With our love,

Maureen, Larry, Blake and Lacey
December 18, 2006
It has been an honor and a privilege to get to know Mr. Arizin through his sons. I know very little about him as a basketball player, other than what I've read or heard from others. I do know that he is one of the most genuine people I've ever met. Though I met him just a few years ago, he always took the time to say hello and ask how my wife and kids were doing. He was a real class act and a true winner. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to get to know him.
December 18, 2006
The world will miss one of the finest gentlemen ever to grace the earth. He attended most of our high school games even after Michael graduated. We all really would have preferred to have Mr Arizin as our coach, but I think he was well aware of our lack of talent and was better off in the stands. What a wonderful guy!! My condolences to the Arizin family.
Mr Arizin is in my family's prayers.

Doc McDonald
Sausalito, California
December 17, 2006
Chris, Joanne, and the entire Arizin family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you all and help you remember the wonderful happy times that you had with your father!
December 17, 2006
I could not have asked to meet a more spiritual, down to earth and honest family then the Arizin's. I have learned many lessons about what love is from this family. Paul Arizin has given me many gifts
but the truly most amazing gift is that he has given without expectation of reciprocation...he was a gentle man who had a silence that spoke many words. This he passed on to my favorite person in this life time, Michael Arizin who has become a true friend of encouragement to me...Thank you Mr. Arizin for your influence with my "Gentle Giant Michael" and may you rest in peace for the love you have given so freely. To the Arizin family may you find resolve knowing that your husband, father, grandfather was a truly wonderful, one of a kind person.
December 17, 2006
December 17, 2006
Humility was his strong suit,Friendship was his gift to us, Love of family was his treasure,---now Heaven is gifted with his presence.
I am thankful for the opportunity of spending too brief moments of time with Mr. Arizin over my own life---Thanks for the memories,Paul but, more importantly,thanks for being you.

Zeke(North Cape May,New Jersey)
December 16, 2006
I attended Villanova in the mid 50's and saw Paul during the Spring Alumni games....he was awesome then as well. What an idol to the thousand of kids. He was not only a basketball player who was one of a kind, but a gentleman as well. We will miss you, Paul. In my younger years I tried in vain to copy that jump shot that only you could do,and throughout my years I have thought of you often.
Miss you already. May God love you and cherish you dearly.
Thank you Paul for giving us so much.
December 16, 2006
To the Arizin Family:
How blessed you were to have had such a wonderful man heading up your family. I hope the incredible outpouring of love and appreciation for him expressed on this site, along with the knowlegde that he is in Heaven, help bring you solace in this difficult time.

It sounds as if the class and other impressive traits of your father are being carried on by his family. God bless you all.
December 16, 2006
Our condolences to all of the Arizin family at a time of such deep loss. Besides all the memories of Mr. Arizin being involved in the CYO program at St. Kevin's, later in life I can remember many Saturday mornings driving my boys to hockey practice in Springfield. As we were coming up to the light at Sproul Road there he was, walking tall and proud on his way to St. Kevin's for mass. I'd slow down so that my boys, who knew all about Mr. Arizin from their grandfather's many stories, could get a good look at this legend that lived in my own home town. We sat through more than one red light.
Godspeed Mr. Arizin.
December 16, 2006
THE WILLIAM H MARKWARD BASKETBALL CLUB WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF THE GREATEST GENTLEMAN AND NO ONE WAS EVER MORE HUMBLE. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING US.

DENNIS W HILL
SECRETARY WILLIAM H MARKWARD BASKETBALL CLUB
December 15, 2006
Dear Maureen and family, I grew up in Norfolk, Virginia in the 40's and 50's and followed Paul's superb basketball career as an admiring kid. Little did I know then that I would later work side by side with Paul at IBM in the 70' and 80's. He was a "star" in his business world as well, having set a high standard of integrity and business acumen for those of us who worked with him.
At the end of his IBM career, I had the honor and privilege of serving as organizer and master of ceremonies for the retirement dinner we put together for Paul. We had to hold it in a very large banquet room at St. Anthony's Parish Hall in Wilmington because there were hundreds of his fellow corporate and business colleagues who wanted to attend it and thank him for his help to them. It was a wonderful evening that reflected the respect and admiration we felt for Paul.
It is with great pride that we knew Paul and benefited from his wisdom and friendship.
December 15, 2006
Mrs Arizin, I had the good fortune to work with Paul at E.J.Korvettes one Christmas many years ago.He was easy to work with, a real gentleman. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Bill Ziegler
December 15, 2006
The Coffey Family remembers Mr. Arizin's great smile and being a friend to all as he and Mrs. Arizin made their summer home in Avalon, NJ. It's a great loss on earth but a Heavenly victory as there is a new team player up there.
December 15, 2006
Dear Chris,
Our sincere condolences to you and the entire Arizin family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Margaret, Rachel, Amani and Ismaael Rankin
December 15, 2006
Mrs.Arizin,Michael,Alicia,Timmy,Dennis,and Christopher....my mom said it best when we told her of MR.ARIZIN'S passing"he was a saint"----the breslin family far and wide have you all in their prayers and always will remember how mr. arizin always made it a point to check on my mom after my dads passing some 40 years ago and to always ask for her as soon as i saw him ---to her you were TALL PAUL,one of the kindest guys she ever met---the hall of fame for human beings----i will always remember you as a GIANT in my life as a special guy with a very special and dear family that all us avalon kids from back in the days of the weeds will forever cherish---may you rest in peace mr.arizin and keep praying for us all
December 15, 2006
It is apparent that Paul Arizin was a one-of-a-kind gentleman in every role he played on this earth. It's equally apparent that he left quite a mark here, most visibly through the outstanding family he left behind. Saying goodbye to such a man is very hard...but as surely as he lives on in the hearts of those who knew him, he lives on still where basketball is surely the game of choice. How sad for us; how wonderful for him.

We all bid him a fond farewell and a safe voyage home.
December 15, 2006
I remember Mr. Arizin coming to most of our winter league games @ Upper Merion.It was an honor to have him at our games.He is a legend watching a bunch of guys play in a bar league.He just loved to watch good basketball and to see his sons play.After we won the championship Mr. Arizin signed the book with the top 50 NBA players in it.I will never forget those days.Arizin Family: I am very sorry for your loss he will be missed but never forgotten.
December 15, 2006
In November of 1959 I first saw Paul Arizin play NBA basketball. I was only 12 years old but Paul left quite an impact on me. Paul and his Philadelphia Warriors played the Syracuse Nationals and the great Dolph Schayes that night in the old Camden Convention Hall in New Jersey. The building was standing room only, packed to the rafters with Warriors fans. The atmosphere in the small arena was electric with anticipation. Paul Arizin did not disappoint as his jump shot was a marvel and his foul shooting true perfection. I remember how he moved with so much class and intensity without any false pretense. He had a quiet but strong sense of confidence. Even though Paul was sharing the court that night with great team mates like Guy Rodgers, Wilt Chamberlain, and Tom Gola, it was obvious that Paul was at the top of his game even though he was around 31 years old. I can remember that magical night in 1959 as if it happened yesterday. When the game ended with a hard earned Warrior victory I actually walked on to the hardwood court with my father and stared at one of the baskets while I pictured myself taking a jump shot towards that hoop with the same form as my hero Paul Arizin. I also pictured foul shots swishing through the net as I imitated Paul's unique underhand style. Ironically, about four years later, in 1963, I watched Paul Arizin play on that very same Camden Convention Hall Court for the Camden Bullets of the Eastern League. Paul was then about 35 years old but he still managed to be named "Rookie of the Year" in the Eastern League. Even though he was approaching middle age Paul was scoring over 40 points a game on a regular basis against players much younger, quicker, and taller than he was. Paul's knowledge of the game and his ability to outsmart younger players was amazing. Paul consistently was able to make his defender leave his feet. Once the defender committed himself he was at the mercy of one of Paul's many offensive moves which always resulted in a personal foul for the defender and two fouls shots for Paul. The only way to truly appreciate Paul's style of play was to see him play. He played a team game. His goal was to win without personal glory or gain. It was not unusual to see Paul shoot 15 to 18 foul shots in a game. A foul shot for Paul was money in the bank because he shot around 85% from the line. As a man and as an athlete Paul was one in a million. He had character. He had class. I feel very blessed that I was able to see Paul play when I was a young boy. Paul Arizin left quite an impression on me. May he rest in peace.
December 15, 2006
December 15, 2006
Maureen, Tim, Dennis, Mike, Alicia, Chris and families. I am truly saddened by your loss. Some time ago, Paul graciously signed a picture of himself for me. It hangs in a place of honor to be seen by all. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Know that you are in the hearts and prayers of your extended family.
December 15, 2006
Dear Arizin Family,

I first met Mr. Arizin while playing basketball at Drexel with Chris. He came to every home game and watched intently from the stands. He would occasionally give us a ride after the game and share his insights about the game and basketball in general. My favorite pearl of wisdom was "Chris, you should always take a cold shower the day of a game, it keeps you more alert". I can still hear him saying it like it was yesterday! He was from the old school and we could all use more of that type of advice. You are fortunate to have had such a great father!
December 15, 2006
My deepest sympathies to the Arizin family. I had the privledge of being a next door neighbor in Avalon. It was always "the Arizins" with Paul as the quiet strong leader. May you all come to peace and acceptance with the knowledge of being blessed with a kind and loving Dad. Donna Buckley and Family
December 15, 2006
Dear Mrs. Arizin, Mike, Alicia, Tim, Dennis and Chris,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Mr. Arizin's passing. Mrs. Arizin, you and Mr. Arizin were such good friends with Mom and Dad and what an enduring friendship you shared. We greatly appreciate the kindess and caring that was shared with Dad ( and the rest of us) during his illness and Mom's passing. You both truly displayed what friendship represents: not in words, but through actions. I imagine Dad is glad to see him and they are probably shooting hoops and discusssing Wildcat basketball.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Love and Peace,
Rich and Lauren(Maguire) Ellis
December 15, 2006
I saw how Paul Arizin as athlete and man influenced my brother, Ron; and how Mr. Arizin's talent plus humility inspired loyalty. While I didn't know him, I saw the effects of his life. It's those traces we leave behind that measure our life. May God's love and joy for Paul Arizin be part of our memory.
December 15, 2006
Dennis and family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of need. I never knew your Dad but knew of him and the values he lived. We shared a love for basketball and what that teaches a young man for later years. These times are never easy. Feel comfort in knowing that he is in a good place and with good memories.
December 15, 2006
I saw my first ever Professional basketball game as a child at the Camden Armory Paul was the star. So sorry for your loss
December 15, 2006
Chris and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Arizin family.
December 15, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the Arizin family, I had the honor of meeting (and this hurts coming from a Prep guy) the larger than life South Philadelphian hero at the dedication ceremony of Saint Monica’s state of the art gym, almost four decades ago. I can still see the smile on Monsignor Farrell’s face.

On behalf of this St. Monica, Prep, and SJU alum, and especially a fellow South Philadelphia native, god bless you.
December 15, 2006
May the dear Lord bless the Arizin family at this most difficult time.

Be at peace Paul and we who are left behind await the day to be joined with you once again.
December 14, 2006
One memory of Mr. Arizin sticks out, it was around 1975 when he and my dad were sitting around just talking about basketball and the finer points of the game. He was describing what the key to a "soft touch" was all about, it was about proper grip, release and rotation and I thought, wow!, he really knows his game, no wonder he was an NBA all star!

What is most inspiring about him was his committment to daily Eucharist, his journey home to his Lord is truly filled with great joy, congratulations Mr. Arizin, we love you.
December 14, 2006
I had the honor of meeting Mr. Arizin at Bailey Park when he came to see one of his grandsons play summer ball. I made it a point to introduce my sons to him. It always made me feel better when he was there. You could tell he loved the game, especially when the players played it the right way. A great man and a great family. Our prayers are with him and his family.
December 14, 2006
Paul and I corresponded over some 20+ years...exchanged Christmas cards and he sent me many signed BB cards...as well as a signed basketball with inscription to me. I had lunch with Paul and one of his sons, Tim, at the end of October this year. It was, after watching him in the 50's, and being a great fan, fantastic to meet him; he was warm, humble, gracious and more. I thank God I had, after all these years a chance to meet and talk to him...at length. He is in my prayers and I hope he is showing God how to take that jumper. God rest and keep you, Paul.
December 14, 2006
Chris, Joanne, and family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.
December 14, 2006
To Paul Arizin and his Family & Friends. Please accept my sincere condolences.

I didn't know Mr. Arizin but I have read pleanty of stories about him. I was very sad to hear of his passing and wish I could have meet him one day. He has left this world a Basketball Legend and no one can take that away from him! Rest in peace Paul Arizin, I will pray for you :)
December 14, 2006
My family and I are very saddened to hear of the passing of a wonderful man and great friend of our late father, Tom Sabol. Our father always spoke very highly of Paul and we always enjoyed hearing stories of their days together at Villanova.
I will remember the last time that I spoke with Paul, at my father's funeral. He mentioned how my father was a true gentleman and friend. Paul, too, was a true gentleman and friend. Many people will truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
December 14, 2006
To the Arizin Family:

I just spoke with your Dad a couple of weeks ago, talking to him about the house next door which was, at that time, for sale. I introduced myself, telling him that I grew up on the street and had gone to St. Kevin's with his children. My parents still live on Lewis Road. He graciously told me that he would love to have me for a neighbor - What a lovely and kind man! AND he was raking his leaves the old-fashioned way: with a rake and not a blower. My prayers are with you all
Sincerely,
Sandra Bennett
December 14, 2006
To Mike Arizin and Family,
I was sad to here about the passing of Paul. My Father played with Paul for the Quantico Marines basketball team in the Early 50's. My Father always had shared many fond memories of Paul taking the time to teach him how the game was played.He always looked up to Paul and the way he carried himself throughout his life. My Dad passed away 4 years ago and it was heartwarming to see Paul and his wife at the funeral. Our prayers are with the Arizin Family.
December 14, 2006
Dear Chris and Family -

Please accept my sincere condolences

Peter A. Tyrrell Jr.
(Son of Pete Tyrrell founder of Phila. Warriors)
December 14, 2006
I am another who grew up pretending to be Paul Arizin at my back yard hoop.I loved to watch him play and I tried to emulate his grace and class as a player.Now as a coach, I do my best to teach the game in the style I in large part learned by watching him. Though I never met him, I feel fortunate to have had Paul Arizin as my sports hero. My condolences to the family.
December 14, 2006
Mr.Arizin was truly a good man.Mrs.Arizin,Mike,Alicia,Timmy,
Dennis and Chris, my family and I send our deepest sympathy to you. It was certainly a privilege to have known Paul and to have been a neighbor in Avalon all those years. i am certain he is enjoying the company once again of Mr. Trainor, Mr.Doc.,Mr.Brophy,Mr.Dartnell and ,of course, my Dad. God bless you all.
December 14, 2006
Dear Chris and Family -

Please accept our sincere condolences.
December 14, 2006
My family was saddened to hear of Paul Arizin's passing. My late father, Tom Casey, LaSalle College High School Class of 1948, was cut from the Varsity Basketball Team with Mr. Arizin in the fall of 1945. Paul Arizin was my father's favorite player of all time. Our sympathies to the Arizin Family.
December 14, 2006
I did not know the family personally, but as a child I lived on the same street in Springfield, PA. It was a different era when a basketball superstar was paid an average working salary. My personal highlight was when he visited one my Boy Scout Meetings at St. Kevin's Church, and I got his autograph. May the Lord comfort Paul's family and continue to bless them.
December 14, 2006
To The Arizin Family:

I would like to express my deepest sympathy at this time of our loss. It was an honor to know Paul and have the opportunity to speak with him during the mens league games. I always joked with Mr. Arizin about hiring him to keep score and he would always just smile and tell me he "didnt need the money". Just that one small story describes his humbleness. I think I speak on behalf on the entire league when i say that his presence at Gulph Gym will be missed. Mike, Chris and the rest of the family, Im sure you know that Paul was just as big a legend off the court as his was on. I wish you all the very best.
December 14, 2006
December 14, 2006
I remember Mr. Arizin on Avalon's 18th St. Beach. He was huge and the only adult to come out of the water and roll around in the hot dry sand - like us kids. Then he would walk to Stone Harbor and back!

I love Michael's note. Mr. Arizin was the perfect blend of sheer class, strong character, hard work ethic, sense of humor, empathy, and spirituality. He was a humble servant of Christ, and an example for us all.

Tim - Your father's picture looks incredibly like you at that age!
December 14, 2006
My thoughts go out to Chris, Joanne and the entire Arizin family. After reading all the wonderful tributes to Mr. Arizin, he sounds like a wonderful man. Take comfort in all your wonderful memories.
December 14, 2006
To: Paul Arizin's Family,Friends and Fans,

I grew up in Mansfield,Pa. I learned to shoot the new jump shot ( the shot that revolutionized the game)by watching Paul Arizin play on TV.
When I worked on that shot in the drive way...I was "Paul Arizin" in my mind's picture.

Paul and his team were a model for my team mates in high school.

Basketball was a wonderful life experience for us.

I was able to "keep in touch" with his life through some personal connections in Villanova.

Thank you for the memories.
God bless his family and friends.
December 14, 2006
Dennis, Debbie and children,

We are sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

Lee, Lisa and Ryan
December 14, 2006
Thank you all for your very kind words.

My Dad and I were together the night he died watching a men's league game where some friends of mine were playing. He loved sports at the "grass roots level", where people competed for the sheer love and joy of it.

He said to me many times that his NBA career came at the right time, and that that he was so glad he was not playing now, when the primary motivations were fame, fortune and accolades...all things that my Dad had no time, whatsoever, for. It just was not who he was.

My Dad was a good man, kind, simple and humble; a FAR better husband, father, grandfather and friend, than he was a basketball player.

His shoes (off the court...the ONLY ones that he cared about) will be impossible to fill.

It seems the as though my "compass" is gone and I am lost.

Thanks for everything, Dad.

I love you and will miss you more than I can say.

Michael
December 14, 2006
Tim
I know how close you were with your father and can hardly imagine what his passing means to you.
you have Drita and my prayers in this period of grief.
December 14, 2006
May it comfort you to know old friends have you in their thoughts and prayers. Dennis, Debbie and the entire Arizin family - please accept our sincere condolences.
Lois and Jay Richman and Family
December 14, 2006
One of the finest gentleman and the greatest basketball player that ever came out of South Philadelphia.
December 14, 2006
Chris, Joanne, and kids. I am deeply saddened for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless Mr. Arizin.
December 14, 2006
Paul Arizin was one of a kind, a person of wonderful qualities ...........I served on the Villanova University Varsity Club with Paul the year the club honored Coach Al Severance. Charlie Johnson VU Class of 63
December 14, 2006
Dear Chris and the Arizin family, you are in our prayers.
December 14, 2006
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the Arizin family.
Love The Della Porta's
December 14, 2006
December 14, 2006
My deepest sympathy in the passing of
Mr Arizin. He was one of the finest gentlemen I ever had the pleasure of
knowing. I regret I cannot make the
visitation and mass on Friday as I am out of town.
Sincerely in Christ,
Michael Keenan
December 14, 2006
I remember Paul best from watching him play for the Camden team in the Eastern League after his NBA career was over. He hadn't lost his amazing shooting ability and just him being there showed his love for the game. Thanks for all the memories.
December 14, 2006
Paul:

We had wonderful times in the Marine Corps. You were a better person than a basketball player and you were a "Great" basketball player. I will miss you my friend.

Semper Fi
December 14, 2006
Our mother just recently moved out of Mr. Arizin's parish. My sister and I went to school with his sons and daughter. We have many memories of the Arizin family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
December 13, 2006
Paul was one of my close friends from S. Philly where we played ball at the 'Park' (Marconi Plaza), and went to Villanova together. I'll never forget his thoughtfulness and kindness over the years! E.g., he introduced me and my 8 yr. old son to Wilt Chamberlain after an exhibition game at Cole Field House (U.ofMd., where I lived then) back in about 1960. I have been very, very ! proud of my friendship with Paul, one of the great gentleman AND basketball players of our time! May God bless him and as the Irish say "Keep him in the palm of His hands"! May God bless his family in this moment of grief and may they know and appreciate what a great human being he was ! Sincerely, Ed McGehrin, VU '51, (Watts St. and Oregon Ave.)
December 13, 2006
The Crowes send their thoughts and prayers to the Arizin family. Through his daughter, Alicia, our young sons had the good fortune to meet this kind, gentle and talented man. May he rest in peace.
December 13, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Arizin family.
December 13, 2006
Pitchin Paul, like so many others signing this book was one of my first Sports Hero's. Paul was a class guy on and off the court. He played with so many of the all time greats and was 2nd to noone. Paul's family will be in my prayers as they go forward. Thank you Paul for all the fun times you gave to me and many other Philadelphians.
December 13, 2006
I worked with Paul on the DuPont Account when he was with IBM, he was the most positive person I have ever met, he will be missed by all.

Brenda Nelson, Lewes, DE
December 13, 2006
We Love Paul Arizin

Hes in a better place with Steph & WIlt

WELOVEU

Doppy Dil Dock

Fatso Forberty
December 13, 2006
I can recall as a youngster in Darby, when Paul was dating his future wife, he would come calling on her in his Marine Corps uniform. He sometimes would take the time to shoot a few baskets with our " gang " at the playground as he waited for his date. Goodby Paul and Semper Fi!
December 13, 2006
My condolences to the Arizin family. Paul Arizin was one of my childhood heroes. He was a joy to watch at Convention Hall. He was a great player and an even better man. He will be missed.
December 13, 2006
Pitchin' Paul will always be amongst my fondest memories of growing older [but not up] in Philly. Tom Gola, Robin Roberts, Concrete Charlie, The Dutchman, Richie Ashburn and Wilt are just a few. Philly wouldn't have been Philly without them. Feels like I lost an old friend.
December 13, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Paul Arizin. A great loss to the Philadelphia area and a great family man. Many wonderful memories in Avalon to treasure. To the entire Arizin family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
December 13, 2006
The Gibbons family would like to send their condolences to the Arizin family. God Bless Paul, may he rest in peace.
December 13, 2006
paul and i were from the same neighborhood, paul 17th st me chadwick st. everyone was proud of
paul and he (paul) was always a
gentleman and easy to talk to.
he will be missed not only as a great athlete but as a human being.

goodbye paul, mickey chadwick st.
December 13, 2006
I was fortunate enough to be able to watch Paul, Wilt, Guy, and Gola battle the Celtics and others at Convention Hall in my youth. Paul was one of the best of all time and he had the prettiest jump shot in the history of the NBA. I got to know him personally after his NBA days when we became coworkers in business. He was a warm, genuine, kind, humble man in spite of his fame and achievements. I would like to express my condolences to his family.
December 13, 2006
I had the pleasure of working with Paul at IBM for twenty some years in three different offices. He was one of the finest men that I ever knew.

He was a complete gentlemen, an ethical business man and very humble. Most people, of course, know him as a star basketball player, but to us that worked with him he was an intelligent hard working man with a great sense of humor who never forgot his humble roots. But most of all he was simply a good friend. We will miss him

Our sympathies go out to his wife, Maureen, and his family.
December 13, 2006
God only made one Paul Arizin, I guess He did not want to spoil us.
December 13, 2006
Although I am only 46 and was not old enough to watch No.11 play, thanks to NBA 2005 I use him as my shooting guard with Allan Everson as my point. He was an outstanding shooter and that's an understatement. He will be missed.
December 13, 2006
I'm only 48 years old, so Paul Arizin was before my time. To be in my family, however, is to be a Wildcats fan. I joined the club when I was 5. My father always raved about Paul Arizin. He often told a story from his army days. Nova was to play an exhibition against a team from the Navy. One of my fathers army buddies looked over the Wildcats star and remarked "So that's Arizin. He doesn't look like much to me."
Paul Arizin went out and torched the opponent for 85 points that night. My dad asked his buddy after the game "What do you think now?"

He was a little impressed.

Rest in peace, #11.
December 13, 2006
Paul Arizin was my first favorite basketball player. I'm glad I was there when he attended the first Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation dinner a couple of years ago. When he gave his speech you could tell that he concidered himself just a regular guy. Just like many other people in this area, I would like to send my condolences to his family.
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December 13, 2006
AS A CHILD, MR ARIZIN WAS MY IDOL.HE WAS A GOOD MAN.
December 13, 2006
The Price Family wishes to express our deepest condolences to the Arizin Family. God Bless
December 13, 2006
One of the best ever.......as a player and as a gentleman...may he rest in peace.
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Chris, Joanne, Olivia and Chrisopher, you are in our prayers
December 13, 2006
One of the best pure shooters.
December 13, 2006
Always will have fond memories of the great basketball players coming out of Philly in the 50's. Wish I had the opportunity to see Paul, Wilt and Tom play in their heyday.
December 13, 2006
Class guy . Knew his son dennis at ohara ... just a great family
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