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Arnhold Schwichtenberg


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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to to the same.” – Ronald Regan

Arnhold Schwichtenberg passed away on June 3, 2018 due to injuries sustained in a car accident on May 27, 2018. Arnie was born on July 16, 1921 in Bayonne, NJ and was 96 when he passed.

Arnie was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and was a Chief machinist on the USS Trever. He served six years in the Navy and later in the war was aboard the USS Steele DE-8 in the South Pacific. Once leaving the service, his family relocated to Oakdale, California where he raised his family and farmed almonds. Arnie worked as a machinist, tool and die maker for Norris Industries and Gallo Winery.

Arnie was preceded in death by his first wife Terrill, his daughter Helen Huntley and his son Arnie Joe and son Kevin. He is survived by his wife Lilly, his son Neil Schwichtenberg (Mary); son Ken Post (Polly) and daughter Arlilla Bueno. He is also survived by sister Anna Miller of Matawan, New Jersey, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Arnie was an active member in Pearl Harbor Survivor Association and served as president of numerous chapters. Arnie truly lived life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling all around the world, he loved golf, food, music, teaching younger generations about Pearl Harbor by speaking at local schools, and veteran’s associations. After retirement Arnie and Lilly moved to Barefoot Bay Florida near the Atlantic Coast. The Schwichtenberg’s are a close family and Arnie spent the majority of his time surrounded by them and many people he loved.

Arnie and Lilly were married for a total of 52 years and “Mamma” was his entire world. Arnie was a dedicated patriot who loved his country. He showcased this best when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and giving his Flag Salute speech, where he proudly described the meaning of Old Glory.

Arnie’s final Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Salute will be held on July 8, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in Sebastian, Florida. His remains will be taken to Pearl Harbor to be placed where the USS Trevor was attacked at a future date. Arnie will be greatly missed by everyone who loved him.


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June 13, 2018, 12:22 am

Grandpa was truly a great man and war hero.
I only had the pleasure of meeting him once and enjoyed my visit very much. He lived an extrodinary life and earned his angel wings.
RIP Arnie


June 13, 2018, 2:43 am

He led an s I gm life and helped to save the world from tyranny. He leaves an amazing legacy. Thank you, and may you Now rest easy.

Cindy & Adam Geesey

June 13, 2018, 10:20 am

Adam and I loved him so very much and enjoyed being his driver, dinner companion and unofficial booking agent for his many appearances! We shared so many holidays, special events, and dinners out — even a road trip to a retirement at Naval Air Station JAX. He honored all our visiting active duty military couples by sharing a special breakfast with each one, moments they will treasure. We will be there for Lilly now. RIP, Chief.

Cindy Schwarz--Planet Vero Radio

June 14, 2018, 5:58 pm

What a “super hero”, great guy, excellent story teller and all-around genuinely awesome human being. Talking with Arnie was like being in the action. The radio shows he did on Our Veteran’s Voice were astoundingly superb. We miss him every minute.

Rebekah Long

December 22, 2018, 7:36 am

My condolences to you and your family in this hard time. I want to share comforting scriptures with you that have helped me with loss. Revelation 21:4 “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more” one day Jehovah God will take away pain and death forever on a paradise earth. Psalms 34:18 “Jehovah is near to the broken at heart” theres more information on hope for our loved ones that have passed away in death on

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