James "Butch" Arellano Jr
Beloved son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend James "Butch" Arellano Jr. passed away on June 12th, 2020.
Butch was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He began working an early age, mowing lawns and delivering newspapers in 6th grade in his Central Phoenix neighborhood. By age 12 he was working in the family business, soaking up all the knowledge he could from his father.
He attended Greenway High School. In 1993, he followed in his father's footsteps and started his own wholesale mattress business. He expanded his business, selling retail furniture as well. With hard work, dedication and strong customer relationships, he ran a successful business for more than 30 years.
In addition to being grounded in a strong work ethic, Butch was extremely generous. He assisted his employees when they were in need, supported the Valley's homeless population and made random acts of kindness a part of his daily life.
Butch loved spending time with his family, frequenting many of Arizona's lakes, and camping, fishing and barbequing. Butch loved music and singing and was always was the life of the party. He filled every room he walked into with love, laughter and hugs. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren, sparing nothing in support of their wants and needs.
Butch is survived by his father and mother, James Sr. and Mary, his children Vanessa Razon, James III, Valerie, Gabriel and Alexandra; 8 grandchildren, 4 siblings and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, who all loved him dearly.
Services honoring Butch will be held at St. Gregory Catholic Church at a later date. Ashes will be interred at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in a private ceremony. Condolences can be expressed on the Holy Cross website at: https://www.hcccem.org/
A Go Fund Me site has been set at https://www.gofundme.com/f/butch-memorial