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Arnold Van Pelt

Arnold Charles Van Pelt

Saturday, February 13th, 1960 - Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

Arnold Charles Van Pelt, 60, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020.
Born Feb. 13, 1960, in Pendelton, Ore., he had been a resident of Lake County for the past 31 years.
He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1979 to 1992, aboard the Norton Sound. Arnold was a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
Mr. Van Pelt was a member of Laborers International Union of North America Local 860 in Cleveland.
Arnold was the beloved husband of Pamela JoAnne Van Pelt; loving father of Brent Dwayne Van Pelt of Mentor-on-the-Lake, and Layla Marie Van Pelt of Ohio City; cherished grandfather of Savannah Jane Van Pelt; dear brother of Donna LeClaire, Laurie Bob McMasters, Amelia Spaulding and Jennette Scott; and nephew of Silas Whitman.
He was preceded in death by his mother Naomi Janice Van Pelt; and siblings, Louie LeClair III, Thomas LeClaire, Watkins LeClaire, Lance Spaulding and Wilbur Spaulding Jr.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St., (Route 615, north of Route 2), in Mentor, with a Celebration of Life service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Hambden Township Cemetery. (Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.)
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
To leave condolences for the family, visit www.MCVfuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    Address
    6330 Center Street
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 7:30pm
    When
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 7:30pm
    Location
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    Address
    6330 Center St.
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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    Notes
    Celebration of Life Service
  • Interment

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, August 28th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Hambden Township Cemetery
    Address
    Route 608, just south of Route 6
    Hambden Township, OH
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Shadeed Drakeford

Posted at 12:39pm
Dear Mr. Pelt, I want to say thank you for being you. It's because of you that Layla is in our life and the world is a better place. Thank you sir.

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Laurie McMasters Posted at 12:35pm

To my Family Pam, Brent Layla and Savannah. So sorry for our great loss. My brother was the best brother, husband, father and grandfather. Just know I am always here and I love you all. With love Laurie Bob McMasters, Schurz, NV
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Independence Coworkers

Posted at 01:24pm
Arnie was a great man to work alongside and an even better friend. He will be missed.
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Deb Majewski

Posted at 10:40pm
Dear Layla and Family.
So so very sorry to see this. Sending a very tight and long virtual hug. Your Dad will always be close in your heart as he protects you from above. Take strength from the prayers and love being sent from others and here.
Peace and Love To You....
"Aunt" Debbie
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Don Kerby

Posted at 06:15pm
Arnold was a good friend from my Jr/sr high school days. I always enjoyed his mellow nature and insights. I saw his obituary in the Lewiston Tribune and just wanted to convey my condolences to those who loved him. I will keep you in my prayers as you grieve your loss.

Don A. Kerby, Lenore ID
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Randy and Karen Taylor

Posted at 09:30am
Sending many hugs and prayers
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