Juan C. Arrieta, 55, of Daytona Beach, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Lohman Funeral Home Daytona between the hours of 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., 1423 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach, Florida. A Funeral Mass will be held at The Basilica of Saint Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, September 21, at 9:00 A.M. Juan was born in San Andres De Echevarria, Spain on February 12, 1958 to Jesusa (Mendiolea) and Juan Arrieta. He was a very talented sportsman and played Jai-Alai professionally. Juan relocated to the United States in the early 1970's as a part of his career. He settled in the Daytona Beach area where he married and raised his family. He locally coached Varsity soccer for 16 years at Spruce Creek High School. He was a devoted coach and revered by his players and colleagues; and was awarded with honor of Volusia County Coach of the Year several times. Juan was also a very successful entrepreneur owning several small businesses throughout the years. Locally he owned and operated Classic Home Furniture in Holly Hill. Juan was known for his witty sense of humor, dedication to sport, but most of all love for his family. He is preceded in death by his father Juan Arrieta; sister, Elena Gandiaga, and his beloved wife Melinda Arrieta. Juan is survived by his mother, Jesusa Arrieta; brother, Jesus (Mari Cruz) Arrieta; sons, Lander Arrieta, and Yon Arrieta; many extended family members, and friends. A 5k run will be held in Juan's honor at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and will begin at Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118; to register go to https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=2936. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The
, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. Arrangements are under the entrusted care of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2013