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Arn Shein, of San Diego, passed away June 1, 2007 at the age of 78. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Arn began a career as a sports writer in mid 1949, ultimately settling in Westchester County, NY, where he wrote for the Reporter Dispatch, and in 1955 became Sports Editor of the Port Chester Daily Item. Arn wrote his column "Spotlight on Sports" until he retired in 1974. He then became president and co-owner of Demar, a NY cheesecake company. In late 1977, he moved his family to San Diego and in 1984, he began a new career as a freelance writer and has been published close to 450 times in national magazines. In 1988, Arn chose to share his writing and selling skills with others and began teaching creative writing classes, which he continued to do until the time of his death. Arn always had a smile on his face and a story to tell, many of them about his loving family who survives him, including his wife of 56 years, MaryLou; his daughters Lindy Kaiser, Stacey Kay (Greg), and Kelli Masek (Bruce); his grandchildren Aaron, Shane (Kelly), Sean, Taylor, Grant, Gordon, Cameron, and Madison, as well as, his great-grandson, Tucker. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at Clairemont Covenant Church, 5255 Mt. Ararat Drive, San Diego 92111. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to San Diego OASIS, 1702 Camino del Rio North, San Diego 92108 Attn: Harry, or Plain Truth Ministries, Pasadena, CA 91129. Please sign the guestbook at sorrentovalleychapel.com Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 10, 2007
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