Edwin Martin Arnheim

January 26, 1928December 28, 2018

Edwin “Ed” M. Arnheim, 90, of East Hartford, loving husband of 38 years of Barbara Belle (Bastian) Arnheim, peacefully passed away on Friday (December 28, 2018) at the Riverside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in East Hartford.

Born in Los Angeles, CA, on January 26, 1928, the son of the late William and Estelle (Mendelsohn) Arnheim, he had been a resident of Vernon for many years prior to moving to East Hartford in 1993. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Navy at the conclusion of WWII, and proudly received a WWII Victory Medal. Prior to his retirement, Ed spent his entire career at MeadWestvaco in Enfield where he was a printing machinist. After his retirement, Ed enjoyed working part-time as a driver for Paul Buettner Florist in the East Hartford/Vernon area.

He was an avid bowler for over 60 years participating in several area leagues. He loved listening to jazz music of the 1940’s/1950’s and he attended many live concerts at the Hartford Jazz Society in Bloomfield and the Jazz Club of Hartford. He also enjoyed traveling around the world and taking many cruises with his wife.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife Barbara and her two daughters, Kathy Labrencis of Vernon and Karen Layman and her husband, Richard, of Coventry and their children Nathan and Ryan Layman; two step-daughters, Beth Beauchamp and her husband, John, of Vermont and Kim Provencher of Enfield, and her children, Jaclyn and Jeremy Provencher, and many dear friends.

Funeral service will be Thursday (January 3, 2019) at 2 pm at the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 carter Street, East Hartford. Burial with military honors will follow at Silver Lane Cemetery-Veterans Memorial Field #2, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Thursday afternoon from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Edwin’s name may be made to the Disabled American Veterans-Unknown Soldier Chapter #12, P.O. Box 280281, East Hartford, CT 06128. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Public Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 3, 2019

Edwin Martin Arnheim

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Sarah Berube

January 25, 2019

Barbara and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one! We will miss him dearly!

Sarah and the Giovanni's family

Lisa Sibley

December 30, 2018

Dear Aunt Barbara, Cousin Kathy, Cousin Karen and Family,
We are thinking of you in Pennsylvania and share your grief. You took good care of Ed and we pray you find comfort in the good memories you have and the love you all shared.
Love, Lisa (Bastian) Sibley and Family💗