William L. Arno, 65 of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.
He was born March 15, 1948 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of Ann Hreben Arno and the late Jean J. Arno.
Bill was a retired coal miner with the Consol Coal Corporation’s Quarto 4 Mine after twenty-nine years and the Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter and a passionate family man. He was a fantastic husband, father and grandfather. Bill served in the Vietnam Conflict with the US Army.
In addition to his father, Jean J. Arno, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Freddie and Edna Mae Zaccagnini.
Surviving in addition to his mother, Ann Arno of Bellaire, Ohio are his wife, Janis L. Zaccagnini Arno, whom he married on June 26, 1971; three sons, Chris Ann Arno of Bellaire, Ohio, Nick Kristen Arno of Colerain, Ohio and Tony Resa Arno of Bellaire, Ohio; his brothers and sisters, Michael Lou Arno of Bridgeport, Ohio Clarence Arno of Bellaire, Ohio, Peggy Gary Dobbs of Jacobsburg, Ohio, Donald Arno of Bellaire, Ohio, Susan Mark Harrigan of Shadyside, Ohio and Debbie Howard Palmer of Boynton Beach, Florida. Also six grandchildren, Hunter, Tylar, Gage, Avery, Lilly and Bryson; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna and Jim Sechrest of Homestead, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 pm where services will be held on Friday at 1 pm with Pastor Lannie Sechrest officiating. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio with Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Veteran’s Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice.
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