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James A. Arvia - 79

8/1/2017 - 12/21/2017


James A. Arvia, Sr., age 79. Longtime Homewood and Country Club Hills resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired after 45 years of service as a Jewelry/Watch Buyer for Bennett Brothers Inc. Graduate of DePaul University and Mendel Catholic High School. Husband for 57 years of Shirley nee Oliver. Father of Therese (Robert) Kraus, James (Patricia) Arvia, Jack (Anne) Arvia, Mark (Kimberly) Arvia Mary (Kavin) Roberts, Patricia (Fred) Coluzzi, Barbara Arvia, and Cynthia Arvia. Grandfather of 19. Great grandfather of one. Son of the late Mary nee Adducci and Victor Arvia. Brother of Francis Mueller. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Wednesday December 27th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Thursday morning 9:15 AM to St. Emeric Church, 4330 – 180th St., Country Club Hills. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park. 708-481-9230 or

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