ALGONAS, Arthur John|
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Arthur Algonas of Delray Beach, FL announces his passing on July 20, 2014. He fought a courageous fight against melanoma for three years. Arthur was born July 25, 1941 in Neptune, NJ and continued to live at the Jersey Shore until 1977 when he and his young family moved to Delray Beach. He was the founder and CEO of Delray Title and Abstract Company since 1979. He worked arduously in seeing that his company be successful. He started in the Title Insurance industry in 1964 working for Chelsea Title. One of his biggest projects was doing searches on the Wetlands property in New Jersey which is where the Meadowlands now stands. He loved the mechanics of cars and boats and the sport of fishing. He was a fantastic cook having won the Delray Elks Chili Cook Off for three years. He was a past member of the Brick, NJ Jaycees, Delray Kiwanis, Delray Sunrise Rotary and a St. Vincent Ferrer Eucharistic Minister. For several years Arthur coached T-Ball and Girl's softball for the Delray National Little League. He presently was a member of the Delray Beach Elks Lodge 1770. Arthur was predeceased by his parents Charles and Elsie Algonas. He is survived by the love of his life, his sweetheart, his wife of 48 years, Susan (Vashlishan), their three daughters Colleen (Dan) Leonard, Nancy (Michael) Zammuto and Kelly Algonas, sisters, Elsie and Eileen, grandbabies, Michaela, Hailey, Kelly, Joey, Lorelei, A.J. and Charley. Pops loved them to the moon and back. Once you met this wonderful man, you never forgot him! Visitation hours will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Lorne & Son Funeral Home, 745 NE 6th Ave. (N. Federal Hwy), Delray Beach. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:30AM at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach. Please consider contributions to kidsfishing.org or St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from July 25 to July 26, 2014