• Born: April 5, 1931
  • Died: January 20, 2018
  • Location: Parma, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

SAMUEL D. ARLIA, age 86. Beloved husband of 63 years to Matilde (nee Grandinetti). Loving father of Tony (Keel), Susan Mueller (Adam Engle), Loretta Wronowski (Ron), Sam (Lisa) and Mark (Beth). Cherished grandfather of 14; great grandfather of 23. Dear brother of Virginia Lucero, Tony, Orlando and the late Frank, Elvira Ligato, Alfred, Anne Conley, Helen Schultz and Mary Terrel. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. U.S. Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 West Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44130. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday January 25, 2018 St. Charles Borromeo Church at 11:00AM. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

words can not express how much Tony and i miss Sam he is always in our thoughts and prayers rest in peace Sam can.t wait to see you again in the after life aunt rose & uncle tonyu

Posted by rose&tony arlia - Family   January 14, 2022

My condolences to the Arlia Family. I have countless memories of Mr. Arlia while spending time at his home during my youth. My family's prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Scott Ziaja    January 27, 2018

Sam, Mark & Family. Our warmest condolences. Your Papa was tops, we always enjoyed seeing him at St. Charles with your Mom at mass. May God bless you and your family.

With love Johnny & Marge Quinn

Posted by John Quinn - Parma, OH   January 25, 2018

We were sorry to hear about Sam. We didn't know him well, but he was a very friendly guy. We enjoyed going to Pappou restaurant with Sam, his wife, Matilde, Loretta, Sharon and Ron. We had a very nice time. It was a pleasure knowing him and he was a great guy. He made you laugh a lot. He will be greatly missed. God bless you and give you peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time. Love, Dave and Donna Weinbrandt (Cousins of Ronnie and Loretta)

Posted by David Weinbrandt - Brook Park, OH   January 25, 2018

Sam & Mark and Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Your Father was one of a kind. His smile and laugh filled the room. We are richer for knowing your Dad, and he will be forever missed. Fly High and Godspeed Mr. Arlia.
The Byers

Posted by Jan Byes - Parma, OH   January 25, 2018

So sorry to hear Sam passed away. I always enjoyed talking to him about his Alfa Romeo.
Sincerely, Victor Mileti

Posted by victor mileti - parma, OH   January 25, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
- Kevin and Stephanie

Posted by Stephanie Freadhoff - Conifer, CO   January 24, 2018

My condolences to the Arlia Family on the passing of their father, husband, grandfather and the entire family. We have known Mr. Arlia for many years. He was a delightfully man. Prayers from the Lagania family.

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018

Sam was my brother's father-in-law. Always a kind and gentle man beloved by his family. He truly will be missed.

Posted by Sandy Mueller - Columbus, OH - Friend   January 24, 2018

Dear Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Sam's passing! I was always happy to see him when he made the trip out to the west coast to visit our family. It always warmed my heart to see my Mom with her brother. He is forever in my heart and memory. While I am saddened I am also glad that he is no longer in pain.

My prayers for comfort and healing go out to all of you during this time.

With love,

Posted by Janice Davies (nee Lucero) - Lawndale, CA   January 24, 2018

can not express the sorrow in my heart for tony and I in the loss of his dear brother and brother inlaw can not believe he is gone will miss him so much he was so close to us always there for us may he rest in peace love brother tony and rose

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018

Posted by rose arlia - seven hills, OH   January 24, 2018

To The Arlia Family,"Our Deepest Condolence" I was very sadden when I heard the news. He was clearly a wonderful father, and a great man. I have many memories growing up in the best neighborhood as a child. He was a father to all. (GOD BLESS YOU ALL) Your friends, John & Sue Stephan

Posted by john stephan - strongsville, OH   January 24, 2018

Sam, My condolences to you and your family, for the lost of your Dad. Robert

Posted by A friend   January 23, 2018

Dear Sam my deepest condolences to you and our Family May God continue to bless and keep you. You are blessed and your faith is so strong and you are highly favored Your Family are one of the Strongest,Compassionate,close knit loving people that I am proud to know You All are Loved Sincerely Charlsie

Posted by Charlsie Anderson - Cleveland, OH   January 22, 2018

Sam, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Posted by Tangela Scott    January 22, 2018


Sam, sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Christina Rudman - CWRU, OH   January 22, 2018

Deb an i are sorry for your loss,very sad to here.Ron and Deb Scott

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2018

Posted by rose arlia    January 22, 2018

My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
Maryann Horvath

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2018

Very sorry to hear that you passed, Always smiling when we seen each other, RIP, Bob.

Posted by Bob Volk - North Royalton, OH   January 21, 2018

Very sorry to hear that you passed, didn't know you for very long, but always smiling when I said hello and seen you. R.I.P. Bob, (Inn Between)

Posted by Bob Volk - North Royalton, OH   January 21, 2018

May your memories provide comfort and peace at this time of loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jim &Teresa Duerk - Seven Hills, OH   January 21, 2018

To the entire Arlia family : sending lots of ❤ Love and prayers to All of you .... we feel so blessed for having Sam as our wonderful neighbor .... his kindness and warm personality and the many laughs he brought us , will be Truly missed .... what a legacy for all his kids and grandkids !!! Plus the dedication of 63 years of marriage ....,thank u Sam , for being such a Shining good example to the world .... special Love & Hugs to you , Matilde

Posted by Mick & Millie Buchwald - Parma, OH - Friend   January 21, 2018


I am truly sorry for your loss
We have a beautiful Angel watching over us

Posted by Bea Adams - Cleveland, OH   January 21, 2018