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Albert John Arco

September 15, 1922 - September 14, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Per his request, Mr. Arco will be cremated. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 126 E. Pike Street, Clarksburg, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Following the gathering there will be a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant.

 

Memorial donations may be made to his family at John Arco, 114 Joyce Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

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Albert John “Engine” Arco, 95, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at River Oaks Nursing Facility.

 

He was born in Clarksburg, WV, on September 15, 1922, a son of the late John and Catherine Congi Arco.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Clemente Arco.

 

Mr. Arco is survived by one son, John Albert Arco and wife Carla of Clarksburg; one grandson, Jimmy Arco; one granddaughter, Maria Rose Arco; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah Singleton, and Ashirah Singleton.

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his grandson, John Salvatore Arco; five brothers, Sam, Frank, Jimmy, Joe and Salvatore Arco; and five sisters, Barbara, Betty, Rose, Margaret and Mary.

 

Engine was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, and retired owner and operator of the Red Caboose for over 50 years. He proudly served our country as a veteran in the U.S. Army during World War II. He would often reminisce with friends about his time spent during the Battle of the Bulge, where he used the 50-caliber machine gun. He always celebrated D-Day at the Red Caboose, and his story of the war is in the Library of Congress.

 

Mr. Arco was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, VFW Post 573 and the American Legion Post 13.

 

Per his request, Mr. Arco will be cremated.

 

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 126 E. Pike Street, Clarksburg, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Following the gathering there will be a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant.

 

 

Memorial donations may be made to his family at John Arco, 114 Joyce Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com  A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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