Ronald Arp

ronald arp

November 16, 1934 ~ November 10, 2017

Arp, Ronald age 82, of Clifton Park, NY formerly of Palisades Park, NJ on Friday November 10, 2017. He was born in Fair Lawn, NJ and proudly served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. Following his service he became a Port Authority Police Officer and then became a U.S. Marshal for the United States where he served in their Special Operations Group. His service to his country in all aspects was a source of great pride only second to his love for his children and grandchildren. Beloved husband of the late Arlene nee; Catono. Devoted father of Christopher Arp and his wife Renee, Keith Arp (Nesty), Nicholas Arp (Vanessa), Larry Arp, and the late Ronald Arp and his late wife Rebecca. Cherished grandfather of Alexandra, Christopher, Lucas, Tyler, Nicholas, Justin, Julia, and Ryan. Loving companion of Phyllis Mullaney. Dear brother of Robert Arp. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:00 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 10:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: November 15, 2017 10:30 am

St. Nicholas R.C. Church
442 E.Brinkerhoff Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 14, 2017 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Arp family. The death of a loved one is never easy to endure. May the fond memories of the times you shared together bring you comfort and peace while God’s promise of a future resurrection found at John 5:28, 29 brings you hope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  2. Billy and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron, he was a great guy. We are old friends of your Mom & Dad from Palisades Park, our condolences to the whole family. Karen & Bill Jodzio.

  3. Nesty Ojeda is my sister and partner to Keith Arp. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet Mr. Arp, but I can say that he and his beloved wife raised some amazing men! Over the course of time that Nesty and Keith have been together, I have gotten to know Keith and I love him as much as I love Nesty. He is a gentle and generous man with a big heart who has a love and appreciation for his family. I am glad that my girl Nesty found Keith through knowing and loving his family back in Pal Park. It is unfortunate that they have lost Mr. Arp, but I am sure that he would want them and the rest of his family to continue on with their lives, miss him, but not mourn for him. Mr. Arp, rest in peace and comfort now. From what I have heard about you, you lived your life the way you wanted to, not dictated or ruled by your illness, and gave joy to your family all of your days on this earth.

    Much love and comfort to the members of the Arp family.

    Tracy Craddock Holmes

  4. I am sorry to read of the passing of Ron and hope you will please accept my late condolences. I worked with Ron in the Newark office of the U S Marshal Service from 1975 to 1977. What a fine man he was. As a rookie deputy U S Marshal, and because Ron was almost 20 years my senior, he took myself and several other new recruits under his wings to show us the ropes. What a fine teacher he was. Always professional with a keen sense of what was right and what was wrong. I addition to his service in the Special Operations Group, he was an outstanding fugitive investigator along with his partner the late Dick “Guido Panzinni’ Callaghan. His USMC training showed in the way he carried himself and his neat and fashionable dress. He was respected by all his colleagues and will be truly missed.

    Joe Sieck
    Inspector, USMS retired
    Koh Chang, Thailand

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