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Thursday 04 June 2020


Dear friends and colleagues,

Many of you have met my father, Norman Arbeeny. You may remember him as my driver, working with me for over 25 years after he retired at age 60 from a career as a longshoreman. Norman commanding the wheel out on calls to clients as I ran the company part-time from our mobile office, the Dodge Durango.

With a heavy heart, I bid farewell to my beloved father Norman Arbeeny on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020. He died peacefully at home at the age of 89, the home where he was born and lived in his entire life, our family name on the lunette above the doorway since the day my grandparents moved there in the roaring 1920’s. Thankfully my siblings and I were able to spend quality time with him these past few weeks. Sadly our father tested positive for the Corona virus but his death was due to a combination of ailments.

Norman's zest for life was contagious, sky-blue eyes, and always smiling. He was beloved because he loved so much, and loved life with his whole heart. Norman loved to cook and he was good at it, but the inside joke is that he cooked for everyone except me, so lucky are the recipients of his plates of homemade sfiha and kibbeh. And, if you saw us together it was obvious who I inherited my charm from. It's because of him that I became who I am.

Although we're all going through this dark and difficult period of time, despite the distance we are still a community and will come through this as a community. My family and I look forward to gathering in celebration as soon as we can and I will keep you all in the loop with those details.

One of Norman's greatest qualities was his giving nature. He stocked up on supplies just for the joy of giving things away to those in need. So, in lieu of flowers, consider supporting one of these organizations that were part of my father's community:

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral (https://stnicholascathedral.org/) at https://st-nicholas-orthodox-cathedral.square.site/

Cobble Hill Health Center (www.cobblehilllifecare.org/) at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E244909&id=1


Peter Arbeeny
[Submitted by Administrator]

Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn Eagle article on website

YouTube Video:

Bulgarian News Agency
http://www.bta.bg/en/gallery/image/6670261 (check out the pictures)


https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/us-news/us-family-laments-lack-of-protection-for-aged.html (worth reading)

Pictures of Norman

Tuesday 10 July 2018
blockparty004.jpgAnother Arbeeny Amity Street Block Party is planned for this summer! Saturday, September 8th, 128 Amity St, Brooklyn, starting at noon.

For all of the details, including contact information, directions? and links to area hotels, click here.

For a copy of the flyer in PDF format, click here.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
On a recent trip some of the Arbeenys visited Hawaii. Among other activities was some cliff diving. Photos of the cliff diving can be found HERE

Here's a mention of them cliff diving in a review on YELP
Video of the cliff diving is downloadable HERE

More pictures of the Hawaii trip are available HERE
Monday 05 April 2010
blockparty004.jpgAnother Arbeeny Amity Street Block Party is planned for this summer!
Saturday, August 7th, 128 Amity St, Brooklyn, starting at noon

For all of the details, including contact information, directions? and links to area hotels, click here.

For a copy of the flyer in PDF format, click here.
Monday 20 July 2009
James Lotito and Michele Arbeeny became proud parents Sunday, when Michele gave birth to Luke James Lotito. The new addition, weighing in at 6 lbs., 10 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches in length, arrived at 10:53 AM on 7/19/09

Thursday 05 February 2009
Misc George Arbeenys Train Article
Administrator On Thursday 05 February 2009 - 23:16:30 | Comment(s): 230
Monday 01 December 2008
dsc01702.jpgRich Conti recently competed in the 10th Annual Las Vegas Triathalon, held Sunday, September 28th. He finished 183rd overall, and 17th in his age group, with a total time of 1:40:14. Seen at the left are pictures of Rich alone, and with his kids. Additional pictures can be found HERE and entering bib #730. Full results for the race can be found at http://www.mountainmanevents.com/newresults/08lvtsa.htm
Tuesday 08 July 2008
How Audrey Arbeeny and Michael Sweet use sound to help NBC orchestrate its Olympic coverage into narrative storytelling. Story on Fastcompany.com


Tuesday 25 March 2008
The Episode of The Lordz TV show "The Brooklyn Way" featuring the Arbeeny Block Party will be re-airing on Fuse on April 17th, at 10:30 pm Eastern/7:30 pm Pacific.

In the NY Area, Fuse is on channel 132 on Time Warner, and channel 56 on Cablevision. For those with Satellite TV, it's channel 339 on DirecTV, and channel 156 on Dish Network.

In NJ, Connecticut and Long Isand, try channel 56 on Cablevision. In the Hudson Valley, try channel 77 on Time Warner.

If you're not sure what channel Fuse is on in your local area, go to www.fuse.tv and enter your zipcode in the "Find Fuse on TV" box in the upper left.
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