Philip Paul Arbolino passed away on Sunday, October 8, while vacationing in Frisco, North Carolina.
He was born on November 30, 1952, in New York City, the first child of Frank and Barbara Arbolino. He was a proud graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he earned a BBA in 1974, as well as the University of North Texas, where he received an MBA in 1981.
Phil had a long and distinguished career in insurance, banking and investment management, culminating in his own business, Arbolino Asset Management, where he managed retirement planning and investment management for a select group of clients for more than 10 years.
After living in East Dorset, Vermont for 20 years, Phil and his wife Angela and their golden retriever Gracie moved to Bluffton in 2016 and fell in love with their new home and community.
Phil was an avid golfer and a die-hard Yankees fan, as well as a man who believed in pursuing his goals vigorously. For his 50th birthday, he attended Yankees Fantasy Camp, where he got a hit off Doc Gooden. In 2014 Angela accompanied him on a trip to Scotland, where he carded an 86 on St. Andrew’s Old Course, not to mention birdieing the last hole.
Phil is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Angela; his son, Nicholas Philip of Sarasota, Florida; his brother, Andrew and his wife Antonita and their children, Kristofer and Matthew, of Leaskdale, Ontario; his aunt, Olga van Santvoort, and cousin Nigel van Santvoort, both of Port Perry, Ontario, and by his uncle, John Arbolino, and cousin, Mary Ribaudo and her family, of Lititz, Pennsylvania.
A service will be held at Sauls Funeral Home in Bluffton, South Carolina at 10:30 on Monday, October 16.
Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to the Sarasota Florida Orchestra (www.sarasotaorchestra.org), where Phil’s son Nick plays the oboe and English horn, a source of enormous pride to his dad.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
Monday October 16th, 2017
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Angela and Gracie .... so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband and friend. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Submitted by Barry & Darlene Graham (Sweet Marsh Ct) on Oct 12 2017 09:30:30 PM
Ian and I were both so saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. Although we did not know Phil well, we both enjoyed his competiveness on the pickleball courts and on the golf course. 🙏
Submitted by Susan Harrison on Oct 12 2017 09:16:59 PM
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Susan Harrison lit a candle on Oct 12 2017 09:11:12 PM
I loved seeing Phil's smiling face when he was out walking Gracie; they always made my day happier. We will miss Phil tremendously on Fording Court while our hearts go out to Angela at this time of inconceivable loss.
Submitted by Judy Wilburn on Oct 12 2017 09:08:50 PM
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Angela, I so saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Warmest aloha
Submitted by Jessica Mugrage on Oct 12 2017 09:05:04 PM
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Angela, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Submitted by Paula Stechschulte on Oct 12 2017 05:26:38 PM
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Paula Stechschulte lit a candle on Oct 12 2017 05:22:16 PM
Kathy and I were deeply saddened hearing this. I can't imagine your grief. I spent the afternoon and evening reliving all the great times we had with you both. Our trips to NYC, eating at Da Tomaso, seeing our beloved Yankees, going to St John and watching Phil's skin turn red as a tomato because " I don't burn"! Phil and I were Patty Woods dynamic duo for years. Phil and I always sat together and made sure to give Patty a hard time. I miss those days with Phil all the time. All our love.
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