Barry Philip Arbold

Barry Philip Arnold

3/27/1945 - 3/31/2021

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Barry “Buzz” Philip Arnold, age 76, passed away in Bellingham, WA on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Barry was born on March 27, 1945 in Tacoma, WA to Opal (Crossland) Arnold and John “Bob” Robert Arnold. The family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when he was one year old. He graduated from Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA in 1963. Shortly afterward, he married Pearl Shore and moved to Redwood City. They welcomed their daughter Adrienne Michele soon after.

Barry worked for Western Airlines for several years. He then moved to Woodside, CA and worked for Pfafco Corporation managing solar panel manufacturing. Later he began working for American Airlines, retiring to his beloved San Juan Island with his wife Pamela (Floore) Arnold. There they found wonderful friends in the San Juan Island Yacht Club and along San Juan Drive.

Barry was enormously gregarious, generous, and held strong political opinions which he did not hesitate to share. Our “Left Coast Leftie” leaves behind many friends from California to Washington State and beyond.  In addition, he is survived by his beloved wife Pamela, his daughter Adrienne Arnold and her husband Bill Sheen, sister Barbara Ryan and her husband Michael, niece Dr. Rachel Prentice, and many much-loved members of Pamela’s family: Rodger (Dianne), Tamara (Cesar), Kyle (Angelisa), Frank, Samantha (Commodore), and many grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pamela’s son Ezekiel, and his furry companion, Summer.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food bank.

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1 responses to Barry Philip Arnold

  1. I would like to share with you how I became acquainted with Buzz.
    I have know Buzz for about 35 years. I met him when I was buying scrap metal at the place where he worked in Redwood City. At the time I met him, we did not know we knew the same people at Bell Marine where he had his sail boat in dry dock and I had my scrap yard.
    We always helped each other when we needed help. We had a lot of fun talking about what was going on at Bell Marine, and boy, there was plenty going on!
    Buzz called me one day saying he was going for a job interview at American Airlines in San Francisco and wanted some insight into the people who would be interviewing him. I said the only advice I could give him was to not mention he knew me! After the interview, he said, boy, that Kaypeck was something else!
    After he and Pam moved to Washington, we would keep in touch by phone and email. I would write three lines and he would write back twenty lines!
    The time we spent together was always fun and easy. I was blessed to know him and will always remember him. Louis Giannattasio Redwood city Ca

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