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Robert F. Arzuman
Robert F. Arzuman (Papa) passed away peacefully on October 15, 2014. He was born in Marseille, France on July 7, 1925, to an Armenian born father, Steve Arzuman, and a French born mother, Clementine Daoust. They moved to the USA in 1930. During the depression, they moved to Cuba where he attended the Christian Brothers school and learned to speak Spanish fluently. When he was a teenager, he and his mother traveled back to France. Soon after, World War II broke out and he fought for the French Resistance until the end of the war. After the war ended, he returned to the United States, joined the U. S. Army, and became a paratrooper. While stationed in the Bay Area, he met and fell in love with his wife of 63 years, Rose. After 25 years of service, he retired from the Army and worked for the City of Los Angeles for 15 years. Fiercely patriotic and passionate to a fault, he was a survivor, a great man, a true warrior, and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his six children, Mimi (Rick) Navarre, Bob (Mary) Arzuman, Anne Marie (Kevin) Drabinski, Gloria (Dana) Sarandria, Steven (Mary) Arzuman and George Arzuman; and eleven grandchildren, Chris and Danielle Navarre, Allison (Josh) Rayburn, Cadence and Claire Arzuman, Lauren and Amelia Drabinski, Noelle and Alexandra Deeter, Anthony Arzuman, and Joshua Hunter. The family would like to thank the staff at the Blessed Touch Home for the constant and tender care they provided. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 21st, at McNerney's Mortuary in San Pedro from 4pm - 7pm, followed by a Vigil from 7pm - 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 22nd, at Holy Trinity Church at 10am. Donations may made in Robert's name to vfw.org. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com/obits.

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Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 18, 2014
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