OBITUARY

Arnold Leal Neves

March 8, 1923January 25, 2013

NEVES, ARNOLD LEAL Arnold Leal Neves passed away peacefully at his home on January 25, 2013. Born in Santa Cruz - Ribeiras on the island of Pico, Azores on March 8, 1923, he was the youngest of three children born to Manuel and Etelvina Neves. In 1939, Arnold emigrated to Point Loma with his family and was a permanent resident until his passing. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific as a petty officer. He was a commercial tuna fisherman for 35 years on various boats and a partner with his brother Manuel in the MV Constitution. Arnold was a well-known figure in the community, especially through the Portuguese Hall and the various lodges and clubs. He was a regular at the yearly S.E.S. Festa and other Portuguese events. He loved his friends and family and all the great times they shared together. Throughout his life, Arnold and his wife Mary loved to travel to various parts of the world. Whether it was a cruise to Alaska or a summer trip back to their native Pico, Arnold and Mary were always viewing new sights. Arnold is survived by his wife Mary of 63 years, their four children Lucille Farrell, Rosemary Wierck, Arnold Neves Jr., Paul Neves, and their eight grandchildren. The Viewing on Thursday, January 31st, at Beardsley Mitchell Mortuary from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. A Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, February 1st, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church. Celebration of life will be at the Portuguese Hall following the service at Holy Cross Cemetery. Honorary donations may be made in Arnold's name to the Scholarship Fund of the Cabrillo Civic Club #16. http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org.

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Arnold Leal Neves

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Lena Chris and Family Kietzke

February 2, 2013

Primo Arnold: what a great inspiration of a man you were. A proud father, a wonderful husband and a great friend. He loved his family and country. I have so many fond memories of you growing up that won't be forgotten.You will be greatly missed. May God give you eternal rest. My thoughts and prayers for the family.God bless.

Joe Avila

February 1, 2013

To my Tio and Padrinho, I will miss you very much. You always greeted people with a smile on your face and genuineness in your heart. I have only fond memories going all the way back to my childhood. Whether it was crushing grapes or helping you clean the wine barrels, I always loved helping you at the house. Your life was a blessing to all of us.

Cristina Bassitt

February 1, 2013

I wish I could be there for the services, Tio. I'm so glad I got to say goodbye. You were an inspiration to all who knew you, and I will miss you. May God hold you in his arms, and bring comfort to those you left behind. Blessings, and rest in peace. Love, Cristina.

Manuel, Humberta, Gilbert, Richard and Kimberly Soares

January 31, 2013

"A special life has passed from sight, but never from our hearts."

Manuel, Humberta, Gilbert, Richard and Kimberly Soares

January 31, 2013

"Remembering, with love, the life of a wonderful person with a generous spirit who touched us all."

Breck & Jacqui Austin

January 31, 2013

I will always remember the many kindnesses both Arnold and Mary have shown us over the few short years we have had the pleasure of knowing them in our many activities with San Diego Cabrillo Club #16. When we moved to the area, we were welcomed by them with open arms! May God's Light Shine Upon You!

January 30, 2013

With affection, respect and sympathy for the Neves family.

I will always remember the friendshipt lift I would receive from Arnold, when ever we had a chance to work in club doings together.

We had fun!.. Rest in peace good friend.

Respectfully; Fernando Correia and family

Jose Fernando & Lina Avila

January 30, 2013

May the Good Lord keep you in his loving arms. We will forever miss you Arnaldo.
Love,
Lina & Zeca

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