Victor "Anthony" Arrigo
June 7, 1985 – August 26, 2018
Victor “Anthony” Arrigo, 33, of Bethlehem, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 8/26/2018 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 7, 1985 in Catawba County, he was the son of Sandi Roten Garcia of Bethlehem, NC, and Victor Dale Arrigo of Newton, NC. A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Anthony enjoyed fast cars and had worked in the furniture industry. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Samuel Frank Arrigo and his maternal grandparents, Phyllis Copley and Joseph Walter Roten. Survivors include his mother, Sandi Roten Garcia and husband, Alex, of Bethlehem, NC; father, Victor Dale Arrigo and wife, Terrie, of Newton, NC; sister, Ashley Sharp and husband, Johnathon, of Stanley, NC; brother, Matthew Arrigo and fiancée, Amber Schronce, of Newton, NC; paternal grandmother, Betty Elrod Arrigo of Hickory, NC; aunts, Rene Roberts and husband, Rodney, of Hickory, NC; Mary Puperi and husband, Jim, of North Canton, OH; uncles, Danny Arrigo of Maiden, NC, Neil Stanley and wife, Melba, of Chesterfield, SC, and Daymond Stanley of Warrensville, NC; and numerous cousins. A Celebration of Anthony’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, NC, with Rev. Shannon Critcher officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethlehem, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Thursday. Pallbearers will be: Matthew Arrigo, Adam Hardin, Rodney Roberts, Danny Arrigo, Johnathon Sharp, Chris Osborne, and Sean Falcone. Condolences may be sent to the Arrigo family at www.drumfh-hickory.com. The Arrigo family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hickory, NC.
- Sandi R and Alex Garcia, Mother and Husband
- Victor Dale and Terrie Arrigo, Father and Wife
- Ashley and Johnathon Sharp, Sister and Husband
- Paola and Roberto Ortiz, Sister and Husband
- Matthew Arrigo and Amber Schronce, Brother and Fiancée
- Betty Elrod Arrigo, Paternal Grandmother
- Samuel Frank Arrigo, Paternal Grandfather
- Phyllis Copley, Maternal Grandmother
- Joseph Walter Roten, Maternal Grandfather
- Rene and Rodney Roberts, Aunt and Uncle
- Mary and Jim Puperi, Aunt and Uncle
- Danny Arrigo, Uncle
- Neil and Melba Stanley, Uncle and Aunt
- Daymond Stanley, Uncle
- Anthony also leaves numerous cousins.
- Matthew Arrigo
- Rodney Roberts
- Johnathon Sharp
- Adam Hardin
- Danny Arrigo
- Chris Osborne
- Sean Falcone
- A Celebration of Life Thursday, August 30, 2018
Victor "Anthony" Arrigo
October 18, 2018
I'm at A loss for words right now, I've been messaging you for the past month, asking myself why you would not respond!? TOO FIND THIS OUT. It doesn't even feel real I don't want to believe it I want A messagee to come through saying Hey stranger like you always would do even if we just talked lol <\3 why Anthony why did you not let me say goodbye???? Why did you not take me asking you to stop driving fast serious I feel like you was just leaving my hotel asking me to take that trip with you. Now I find myself wishing I would have went!! I should have road that Night with you God I know you're in a better place and I know you dislike this cold cold word and I know you felt like no one would miss you if you was gone but damn it I do I understood you why do you have to love fast life and fast cars . You have such a big heart and I would give anything right now to be sitting outside of my motel talking to you about fast cars with Base and random gadgets I love you and miss you fly high.
Amy Leigh Blomeier
September 3, 2018
Anthony was one of the best friends I've ever had. I'm not sure if his family knows this, but I used to come over and watch movies with him when they were away on trips. He'd text me and say that his mom and stepdad had gone to a car show or the beach and ask if I'd come over and hang out. We'd spend hours just eating, watching movies and making fun of the actors when they did something stupid. He'd tell me about how he wanted to go to film school. Or we'd go to Christ point walking track in Bethlehem and walk around or sit on the bench and talk. Sometimes we'd go to the mall and never even go inside. Just sit there in his car and talk. He loved the baby as he called his dog, Sophia. We always included her in the things we did. I was with him when he bought the wallet he carried from gamestop. He had the ability to make ordinary things seem beautiful. Anthony's soul was every bit as beautiful as his blue eyes. We had some very deep conversations. He was one of the very few people I could talk to about anything and everything. I'm proud to have had the privilege to be as close as I was with him. Anthony will always hold a piece of my heart.
September 1, 2018
My friend, I'll never forget your smile. I never want to forget you. I'll always remember the times we shared and the talks we had. I'm so sorry friends and family. Anthony was truly one of a kind, with a heart of gold.
August 30, 2018
Anthony Arrigo.. They say the good die young well I guess they was right. I feel privileged to have spent your last months, weeks, days and hours by your side. You & I became very close, we were best friends. You practically lived with me and you became my family. You was welcome in my house any time of day, no matter what the circumstances were. I loved you like my own brother. To know you were happy the last time I seen you, makes my heart smile. I can't imagine what life its going to be like without you. I know your in a better place and watching down over us. Your my angel. I love you. I will never forget our memories we shared together. Fly high my love. Gone but never forgotten.
Jack Perlman Sr.
August 29, 2018
Anthony has been a friend of My son Jason since 7th grade. He was one of the kids that would pop in and hang out at our house frequently. Anthony was always respectful and kind and even complemented my cooking, He was probably just said that to make me feel good and it worked. Anthony showed a great interest in his friends and seemed to go out of his way to help them.
After Anthony started driving I always knew when he was visiting because as he came down the driveway his cars always had a distinctive roar. I’m going to miss his visits.
Later on Anthony became a good friend of My middle son Jack and helped him figure out the best ways to make his cars run better, Anthony was a great mechanic. Anthony would sometimes just hang out and talk with me as if I were one of his friends and not just one of his friends father.
Hearing of Anthony’s passing brought such sorrow to me and my son’s all three of them. We all have had problems in our lives as Anthony did but within all his problems he was always loyal to his friends. I will always remember Anthony as a kind and caring boy and will never forget him and the times we had spent together.
August 29, 2018
I wanted to say that this man was such an amazing person. Ive known him for years. I have enough memories to say that I definitely considered him a friend. I'm gonna miss the fact that he always had a way of putting a smile on someones face and knowing just what to say. Its not fair for him to be removed so quickly from this earth. His passion for cars was outstanding. Never knew him not to have one that was fast, or, for lack of a better word, sexy. Arrigo, you are gonna be missed by many my dude. Much love for you. Ride fast brother and enjoy the view.
August 29, 2018
Dear Victor and family,
Anthony always held a special place in my heart. Not only were we cousins, but I was one of his lunchroom ladies in elementary school. He was a special young man. May God wrap his loving arms around you family, fill you with his love, peace, and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.