- 54 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 31, 1959
- Place of birth:
Huntington Beach, California, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 6, 2013
- Place of passing:
Huntington Beach Pier, California, United States
|Funeral Service: Tuesday November 19th 10 am at Sts. Simon and Jude Church in Huntington Beach (Magnolia and Indianapolis).|
This memorial website was created in the memory of Andy Arnold, 54, born on March 31, 1959 and passed away on November 6, 2013. Andy died doing what he loved, Aloha and Mahalo to our good friend.
Tuesday November 19th 10 am at Sts. Simon and Jude Church in Huntington Beach (Magnolia and Indianapolis).
Any help would be greatly appreciated in this tragic time. Thank you all for your support and love for my father"
"I've said good-bye to Andy four times now at the various ceremonies. It doesn't really help. He's still gone. This man had a very positive influence on those around him, and that's over. No glossing over the loss. I miss him. Just wanted to be selfish and say that again."
"Andy was a delight to be around, he was a good friend and fellow agent and I will surely miss him, My whole family and I are praying for his family and friends to be comforted by God and His loving arms
rap around you and comfort you at this time of grief. Also I have in Andys name
made a donation to the OC rescue mission so many homeless people will be fed on Thanksgiving day."
"RIP …. I know you are riding the perfect waves under perfect skies in your paradise now… Just know that you are missed in this world!"
"I appreciate Andy's love for life, music, the ocean, his clients and those he cared for. He was humble, humorous and always willing to help. A life with many wonderful traits we would be better for having. Thoughts and prayers to his
family and friends that are trying to come to terms with his too soon passing."
"As a Farmers agent of many years I had the great pleasure of knowing Eileen, Andy's Mom. Eileen was such a wonderful person I knew Andy's character before meeting Andy; and I was correct!
Once in heaven we will know why, but until then all we can do is appreciate Andy for making this world a better place because he was in it."
"Any was one of the nicest person I have ever known...
His big heart and kind spirit will be greatly missed."
"Andy was one of my best friends in grade school and junior high, riding bikes to Lake Park and Dons, playing trumpets in band, body surfing and ziffy boarding at the beach, Its great to see he left such a legacy in HB, and sombering that he left us so young. My heartfelt sympathies to his famlly and friends."
"I'M SURE ANDY HAS NOW HEARD THESE WORDS ----" WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT" ------- I'VE KNOWN ANDY FOR 40 YEARS ---- HE ENJOYED LIFE TO THE FULLEST --- WHEN EVER I NEED HELP CONCERNING THE INSURANCE BUSINESS HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME ---- HE WAS TRULY BLESSED AS WELL AS A BLESSING --- GONNA MISS HIM !!!!!!"
"Andy, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Knowing you in the Huntington Beach Concert Band was always a pleasure and a time of great laughs. It was awesome the day you came back to the band and made the trumpet section sound better from the get go. I will always remember you playing something from the Tijuana Brass as a warm up each week. I will miss you my friend. RIP"
"I will miss your spontaneous rendition of the Star Wars Theme. Your laugh and sense of humor and that big smile you always had. HBCB rehearsals will not be as fun or upbeat without you. My prayers and condolences to your family."
"This is hard. 40 years was not enough time. I posted a pic from 3 Jul party the last time I saw Andy. Wasn't supposed to be the last time. Andy, Daren, and I went to the beach. I caught a wave and felt great. We walked down the beach. I said it felt like we were teenagers again. Andy was smart, incisive, genuine, talented and too young. God I miss him. Condolences to the family."
"Relayed from Gary Sahagen:
Andy and I became friends surfing together and hanging out at the pier. Andy and I had many good times there. I miss Andy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Andy has gone on to a better place."
"Relayed from Michelle Capocciama Kinney:
Condolences for your entire family. Andy has been a schoolmate, friend, fellow band member, insurance agent, etc... He will be missed on the bike rides and by the many whose lives he touched. Praying that the people who received his final donations will be blessed and that your family will find peace."
"Relayed from Bret Potts:
I am shocked to hear, Andy Arnold and I have been friends from the beginning, played marbles in per school, built a childhood together, I am lost for words. Barbie please let me know if Lori and I can help in any way. Our God took him to soon!"
"Relayed from Johnny Denney:
ME AND ANDY HAD THE BEST TIMES IN THE WATER ON LAND PLAYING MUSIC ALWAYS PARKED NEXT TO ME ALL THE TIME I'M SO SORRY WHAT HAPPENED PLEASE KEEP BRINGING TEDDY BY ON THE BIKE, I WOULD LOVE TO DO A PADDLE OUT FOR HIM OK GOD BLESS TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS LOVE YOU GUYS"
"Relayed from Brenda Worthylake McCarthy:
So sorry for your loss. Our family had known Andy since he/we were all kids. He will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers."
"Relayed from Daniel Sharp:
You and your family are in my prayers... I'm still in shock over everything, and the HB Concert Band will certainly be feeling like we are missing something... I'm sure his trumpet sounds amazing considering heavens musicians and acoustics are perfect! Miss ya Andy!"
"Vaya con dios mi Amigo. I will see you in another lifetime. 50 years of friendship doesnt just blow out like a candle. There is more meaning here and a connection to be continued..."
"Sending my sympathy to the Arnold family. I grew up with the Arnold brothers on Pine St. in HB...RIP Andy, you'll be missed."
"Andy, it's 5:00 SOMEWHERE and I know you're there. When Alan Jackson asks what would Jimmy Buffet do, from now on I will shout out "What would ANDY ARNOLD do?" So pour me something tall and strong my friend. There's a hole in my heart you've left me to deal with, so make sure it's DAMN STRONG! You will always live in my heart. RIP"
"Andy, you were one of my oldest and best friends. More family to me than most of my family. Bright, funny, curious, great debater. All around great guy. And your trumpet playing got pretty darned good! You are already sorely missed. All the best and many blessings to your family during this terrible time. It's a great loss for very many. Farewell, my friend. Love you, man."
"Rest in peace, Andy! He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much: who has left the world better than he found it; whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had. Whose life was an inspiration. BS"
"I miss you already you big SOB! Just letting you know I've picked you to haunt me as a ghost over Norman...i love you goddamn it!"
"Yeah...me again...obviously not enough candles for me to light for this memorial. Wake my ass up in the night and talk to me, k? This is hard."
It was an honor knowing you and playing beside you in the HBCB. Your fun loving spirit and love of music will live on in my heart. I can still hear the TJB riffs that you loved to play..."
"To Andy: I may not have known you for as many years as some, but a love of music is something we shared, even if we didn't always agree on what kind. You were a kind, gentle, and patient person, always willing to give good advice and most importantly, a wonderful friend. You were taken from us too young and I will miss you dearly."
"I've known Andy since he was a young boy and I was dating his older brother. We have been through a lot of losses together. I know there was a great welcome when he reached the other side. Love to Barbie and the family. XOXO"
"Andy, we knew each other for our entire lives, and, still, every time we saw each other, there was something to talk about and something to learn. Thank you for your friendship. I will think of you everyday, brother."
"We will miss you, Andy. It was so good knowing you through the Huntington Beach Concert Band. We were so glad you came back after leaving us for a while. May God be with you and your family. Rest in Peace.
Lloyd and Judy Glick"
"I've known drew for years, best friends at an early age, so Andy saw us grow up and I too was able to see the family transform as the years went by. Andy and I would argue a lot on where the better spot was, he was always for the pier and I was the cliff kid. This is all still too soon, but to go out doing what he loved, there surely can't be much better. RIP Andy, from the family and I"
"Andy, you were a truly wonderful soul and will be greatly missed."
"I know you from FB and beautiful photos. RIP friend"
I so enjoyed knowing you and playing music in the HBCBand. I'll miss your fun loving attitude."
"See you at the Great Reunion HBHS brother, give my son a sqwatch for me, you both loved Huntington Beach..."
"Thank you Andy for being such a kind person, whom I enjoyed visiting with at the HB Pier Northside. I will miss seeing and hearing you....your trumpet always made a positive impact on all that had the opportunity to listen. And I enjoyed photographing you in the water, enjoying your body surfing...may God Bless you and your family and know that we are all Blessed to have known you."
"I will miss Andy from our time together in the HB Concert Band. RIP."
"So glad we were friends, Andy. I knew the HB Concert Band sounded different last night at rehearsal. I miss seeing you at the HB Pier with dear Teddy. Thanks for my smiles upon hearing your trumpet in the pier lot. Our Lord will be holding up your family. Your family will be in my prayers for a long time to come."
"I will never have a better stand-partner than you. You will be greatly missed. RIP my friend."
"Your passing is such a tragedy. As a believer I have to not be selfish for all our loss of ur presence on earth. Your luv of ur Teddy was so like mine of my two pups. GOD called u for a reason but it sure does still hurt inside. Watch over all of us Andy in GODS Kingdom. You were & r loved so much. RIP my friend"
"Hasta la vista Andy. It was fun while it lasted. See you on the other side."
"Andy I am going to miss your trumpet playing on the north side parking lot, also the good conversations we always seemed to get into, and most of all I am going to miss you in the water. God got a great person to go along with his posse.RIP my friend ......."
"Relayed from CJ Vincent:
RIP Andy Arnold, great man, loving father, husband, grandfather, musician over all a great person. If you know Drew and/or Amy, I'm sure they would love any support from you. I can't even fathom what the family must be going through in this loss"
"Relayed from Sumo Sato:
I got to say goodbye to my friend Andy Arnold last night. I also said goodbye for everyone who's name I could remember especially from the north side. Thanks to the HB Lifeguard crew who worked so hard on Andy trying to revive him. Continue to pray for peace for the Arnold family."
"I always looked forward to your photos of HB sunsets Rest in Peace Andy you are loved"
"Andy had a strong sense of who he was, what he liked, and who he loved. People don't come any better than you, Andy. We will miss you for your smile, your wisdom, and your wit. Godspeed, my friend. Until we meet again..."
"I feel blessed to have enjoyed all your sunset photos. My family has that same passion for sunsets. I will always remember seeing you from my car window on the north side of the pier, camera in hand, giving each other a wave. So glad we reconnected on Facebook. Your family will be lifted up in prayer."
"Such a thoughtful giving soul... You were always there with your quick wit or intellect! You truly cared about others and showed your compassion with a thoughtful solution! You were taken too soon from us! I do believe God has a master plan and you my friend se a major part of it! See you on he flip side where we ALL ride that perfect wave!"
"You humor and zest for life will be greatly missed. RIP xxxooo"
"Hey Andy, even though our only connection was in sharing peaks next to the pier I'm saddened to have learned that you've passed away so abruptly. I will always remember your kind spirit and your trumpet playing from far away in the parking lot. Thank you."
"You are body surfing perfect waves now. Rest in Paradise. You will be missed."
"Andy, the Surf is UP in Heaven my friend. Catch that wave and I will see you on the other side. Thank you for always being such a GREAT guy... We will all miss you so terribly .... I cant imagine what Teddy will do. I hope someone continues to ride him around in his basket. xoxo"
"RIP my Facebook friend! My heart is so sad your life ended so sudden and much too young! I always enjoyed your your wit, humor and pictures. You really had a zest for life that always inspired me! May the angels lead you in!!"
"Forever in our hearts with a smile on your face and a love for your family and friends, town, beach, sunsets, music, and that One Particular Harbor! Godspeed Andy and may your love of life teach us all how live our lives to the fullest while we are here. ♥"
"To My kindred Spirit Andy. I was a Freshman. As we passed in the halls of HBHS, We looked at each other and with a knowing grin. We were best friends ever since. RIP my Brother."
"Waterman and ocean lover....thank you for the joyful photos of your favorite place....you are missed.."
"Thank you for your kindness and humor. We all just lost a truly nice guy."
"Andy always questioned everything, tested limits and demanded answers. That's what attracted me to him. I would go over his house as a young child and see a little sign in his bedroom that said 'Think'...no other kid that age had a sign like that. Andy was always the driver and the one we congregated around . RIP my FRIEND! You are sorely missed"
"We will ride again my brother. I will see you under the waves. Until then .........."
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