Gabriel Joseph Arra, on June 19, 2022, of Glendora (Gloucester Twp.), NJ; formerly of Philadelphia, PA. Age 84.
Beloved husband of the late Rita Arra. Devoted father of Helen Greenblatt (Roy), Mitchell Arra (Anna Marie), Stephen Arra (Philomena), and the late Donna Crivaro and father-in-law of Robert Crivaro. Loving grandfather of Anthony, Carla, Matthew, Bryson, Nicklaus, Valentina, Alec, Nikolai, Stephen and Gino and great grandfather of Rocco, Shea, Annabella, Luca, Wade, Rocco, Arrabella, Bode, Gabriella, Savannah, and Nina. Dear brother of Catherine Varano (Saverio) and uncle of Santino Varano.
Gabriel loved ice hockey (especially the Philadelphia Flyers) and Philadelphia Wings lacrosse. He enjoyed photography and was a movie buff, with a deep appreciation for older films. He was a music lover as well who especially enjoyed Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.
Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 8am to 10:15am Monday, June 27, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede.
Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing.
"Gabe, I really miss you. I don't know a world with you not in it. You took care of me as a child and then stepped in when I was 25 and Daddy died. You were so sweet and caring, Gabe. I turned to you for so many things that only a brother's love could resolve. I don't think you ever said "no" to me in my life. Whatever it was, you found a way. I know you suffered badly these past years, but I'm so grateful I got to spend so much time with you and to share remembrances that only a brother and a sister could appreciate. I'm glad you're with Rita, Donna and our Mom and Dad now. I'm so glad for that, Gabe, because you deserve to be happy and at peace for all the joy you've brought to your family and friends. We never got to see Joey Alexander in person, but if and when I do, I will think of you the whole time. In fact, so much of the music I love reminds me of you, because you loved it too. Now, you can sit by the piano with Daddy and play all the music you want. I love you my big brother. I hope I made you laugh sometimes. Love, Sis"
"Dad you will be greatly missed. I couldn't Have asked for a better father in law, grandfather for my boys and father for my husband. You were the true epitome of what a father should be. You truly loved and adored everyone. You always were there for your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You?re a wonderful man and I hope my kids grow up to become as wonderful as their grandfather and father are. You are sooooo missed! Love you with all our hearts dad MiMi"