George Anthony Arpino of Whippany, New Jersey passed away in St. Claire’s Hospital in Denville on February 17, 2021. He was 77 years old.
A retired bus driver, George spent most of his life working to provide for his family; however, when he retired, he enjoyed the sweet life of sitting on his couch and watching TV. Born in Brooklyn, New York on January 26, 1944, George was the fifth out of six children and was the only boy. In his youth he worked as a waiter, a bartender, and a glass cutter until finding his niche with bus driving. He worked for companies like Red & Tan, but settled with Lakeland Bus Lines in Dover, New Jersey. He was employed with them until he retired in 2009.
A true New Yorker born and raised, he may not have been a Yankees fan, but he was a baseball fan, a football fan, and he also enjoyed watching Nascar races from time to time. He was also a huge wrestling fan, watching WWE wrestling religiously, which he passed down onto his kids. He also loved watching shows like M*A*S*H, Two and a Half Men, and Everybody Loves Raymond.
George is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Connie Arpino; his son, Anthony Arpino; his daughter, Lisa Hodorovych; his daughter-in-law, Nelly Arpino; his grandson, Antonio Arpino; and his son-in-law, John Hodorovych. He is also survived by his sisters, Gloria Cucco and Marge Macchia as well as a plethora of nieces and nephews. George is predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Bessie; his daughters, Valerie and Angela; and his sisters, Barbara, Angie, and Francis.