OBITUARY

Arnold Bituin

August 24, 1974November 16, 2021

Everyone's "Kuya" (word for Older Brother in Filipino) by Dennis Bituin

Arnold was born on August 24, 1974 in Quezon City, Philippines to Sonny Bituin and Lorna Bituin. He proudly attended University of Maryland Baltimore County and later received his law degree from Widener University Law School in 2008 and practiced criminal law.

He dedicated his life to helping his family, friends, and people in the church. Leading and teaching were just some of his many gifts. He touched all of our lives through serving and led many people to the gospel. He inspired others to follow Christ and to surrender to God’s will unconditionally. His life’s testimony served as an example on how to trust the Lord with all your heart and be fully dependent on His grace and mercy.

Arnold loved adventure, being outdoors, road trips with friends, cooking and baking, a wide range of music, and was a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls. He loved to laugh, and is well known for livening up the room with his beloved sense of humor

What a legacy, what a life my brother lived that makes him live forever in our hearts. His presence will be greatly missed and we will be ever so grateful for the 47 years God gave us with you.

Kuya Arnold, thank you for being such an incredible role model to all of us and loving us unconditionally. Though we are all grieving, we are comforted by the love of God that you are now in the presence of God and enjoying your life eternally in heaven and celebrating with Mom and Dad.

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Arnold Sison Bituin, age 47, of Silver Spring, Maryland passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. He is survived by his brother Dennis and sister-in-law Jennifer, and his many uncles, aunts, and cousins who love him dearly.

Services

  • Memorial Service at Church

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Ice Cream Reception

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

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Guillermo Leon

November 21, 2021

Still trying to grasp that my friend and brother Arnold is no longer with us. I am sad but yet happy that he is rejoicing with our Lord Jesus and that he is finally reunited with his family in Heaven. You were such an amazing friend, always there for me and always loyal and generous. You always put others needs above yours. Miss you my dear friend until we meet again in Heaven.

God Bless
G.

Joji Wendel

November 21, 2021

My Dear Arnold,
Hindi kita malilimutan. You will forever stay in my heart until we see each other again in paradise. Psalm 37:29
I was there when you were born and saw your struggles since day 1. The medical staff were all busy attending to your needs all the days you stayed at the hospital. They actually gave you anxiety. You would start crying as soon as you saw men and women in white(medical staff) knowing they will either give you a shot or whatever test they needed to do. But through it all, even from infancy, you remained brave and strong and determined to put up a good fight to continue to live your life. And live your life you did. You always were gifted with a brilliant mind, great sense of humor, but more importantly, you remained humble and kind. Thank you for gracing us with your remarkable presence in our lives. You were a gift to us and your fine Christian qualities are an example to us.
My family adores your whole family. Kindness runs in your whole family and we thank you for showing us what true kindness and hospitality means. As Kyle would say, “ in our book…your family is the Star⭐️, the Bituin ⭐️ that brightens up our day every time we think of you, your mom and your dad.” And of course, your brother Dennis will continue to live up to your family name.⭐️ Be rest assured, Arnold , that Dennis will be taken cared of and loved by us and the rest of the Aunts and Uncles. We will surely keep him in line if he veers to the left just like what you did to him. And of course, all done in love. 😊
I will be in paradise waiting for your great comeback. When you hear Tita Joji’s boisterous laugh, head to that direction. A big welcome banner awaits you, your mom and your dad…and of course a gallon of green tea ice cream!
My family and I love you dearly, and until we meet again.
JBKK WENDEL’S

PJ Alpaño

November 20, 2021

Arnold, your life lived here with faith and laughter will be missed. But rejoicing knowing that you are now in the presence of God your Maker.

justin sison

November 20, 2021

our deepest condolences to arnold and family

Mark, Mai, Baby Mark and Ella Del Rosario

November 20, 2021

Kuya Arnold,

If we knew the last time we saw you was the last time, we would’ve hugged you a little tighter and a little longer. But we are so grateful for that last time and cherish the memories together.

Thank you for letting us kidnap you for a couple of nights and for gracing us with your presence, laughter and jokes. You were truly our Kuya. When we were out with you, our parent knew we were in good hands. We are thankful for all those years we served along side each other in the church. You inspired us with your wit and sense of humor, kindness, strength, resilience, leadership and the way you challenged us in our walk with Christ. You truly were one of the few that could make Mark laugh and cackle over the smallest, silliest things. Nothing was off limits.

We miss you.... we’ll miss our days camping, fishing, eating, singing and fellowshipping together. We will continue to tell the story of our Kuya Arnold and his infamous Oral-B to our children and our children’s children. And also let’s not forget the time you almost drove us over the cliff at Landover Mall. 😊 But God was gracious and spared us that night. We laughed about it and blessed us with many more great years together.

Our hearts hurt, so much, but we rejoice in Christ knowing that you are finally home. Till the day we are reunited again...Please give Tito Sonny and Tita Lorna a great big hug for us.

Love you Kuya!

Mark, Mai, Baby Mark & Ella

Nilda Paredes

November 20, 2021

Oh Arnold, things will not be the same now when we visit the family in Maryland.
You gave us a lot of memories- it be your new jokes, your funny inputs in our kwentohan, your Youtube cooking, your precious time to buy something from Costco, CVS…, offers to drive us to and from the airport… and your other countless kindness we were blessed with.
We can go back down the memory lane remembering you back in Leon Guinto, always entertaining us with new songs- which ‘Manila, Manila’ was our favorite.
I also like telling you my little secrets /and surprises that I plan, and we would laugh just talking about it.
There’s a big void you left and we will greatly miss you. But God has been so gracious to fill that emptiness with Dennis, our family friends , your loving childhood friends, your church family and other people whose life you have touch.
We are looking heavenly forward to see you again and singing not ‘ Manila, Manila’ but probably- Sa Langit, Sa Langit’. Our Homecoming Song.
Save your funny jokes when we come.

Jennifer Bituin

November 20, 2021

Kuya Arnold,

Thank you for being such a loving and supportive big brother to Dennis. You were always so kind, smart, helpful, and super funny in our interactions. You radiated God’s love and joy to everyone!

I’ll miss your funny jokes, quick wit and embarrassing stories about Dennis. We look forward to that day when we’re all reunited with you and the rest of the family. We love you and miss you dearly.

Love,

Jennifer & Dennis

Kristel Codilla

November 20, 2021

Kuya Arnold,

I still remember you picking me up on Sundays so that I can attend our youth Bible studies. Thank you so much for sacrificing your time and energy and for helping me get closer to God. I will cherish the memories we made during the Bible studies and all the laughter and fun times we had with you as our youth group leader. I’ll miss your jokes and all the funny stories you shared with us. We are all saddened to see you gone but we are comforted that you are now in Heaven with Tito Sonny and Tita Lorna. We will always remember you in our hearts Kuya Arnold and I’m forever grateful for your life…

To Kuya Dennis & Family,
Please accept my condolences and prayers through this difficult time. I hope you are all surrounded by lots of love and comforting hugs as you celebrate Kuya Arnold’s life.

Natassja & Larry Helton

November 19, 2021

Kuya Arnold,

This whole thing is so unreal that I don’t even know what to say. I’m glad my mom and I were able to see you one last time last week at the hospital. I know you and Tito and Tita are rejoicing now with the Lord. We will miss your sense of humor and seeing you around. We will make sure to check in on Dennis through this time. We will miss you dearly. Till next time.

Love always,
Natassja & Larry Helton

Roberto Romero

November 19, 2021

FROM THE FAMILY