Alfred Emelio Arlia, 85, formerly of Willow Creek, passed away Friday (Feb. 21, 2014) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born on April 10, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Salvator and Amelia Falcetta Arlia. On March 28, 1960, in Miami, Fla., he married Corinne E. Bjorquist Arlia, who died on Nov. 24, 1985.
On June 22, 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on March 3, 1948.
He had worked in construction for various companies most of his life. He held life memberships to the Elks Club of Olean, N.Y., the Disabled American Veterans and VFW.
Surviving is a sister, Virginia Lucero of California; three brothers, Anthony (Rose) Arlia, Samuel (Matilde) Arli and Orlando Arlia, all of Ohio; and his companion, Shirley Walter of Bradford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four sisters, Mary Terryl, Anne Conley, Elvera Ligato and Helen Schultz; and one brother, Frank Arlia.
A private graveside service and military honors will be held in Willow Dale Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701; the Visiting Nurse Association, 1223 East Main St., Bradford; Chapel Ridge, 200 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701; or the Dr. Fredrick VanDeusen Jr. Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 24 to Mar. 4, 2014