Richard "Dick" Arnowitz

Richard “Dick” Arnowitz, 89, of Penn Township, passed away Friday, Feb.2, 2018 in Select Specialty Hospital, Latrobe. He was born in Philadelphia on October 26, 1928.  He was the son of the late Louis and Julia (Reason) Arnowitz.  He and his wife Doris (nee Kornblum) were married on May 27, 1950 and moved to Pittsburgh shortly after their marriage.  He began his career in sales with outdoor advertising then took a position selling Bonds for the State of Israel.  In 1963, Mr. Arnowitz decided to find a sales oriented position that would allow him to spend more time with his wife and their children Steven and Frances.  Being a young business person, Mr. Arnowitz opened one of the first Open Pantry franchise stores in Pleasant Hills.  It was a family operation that continued until the store was sold in 1970.  Richard (or Dick as he was known to his family and friends) then went back into outside sales as a manufacturer’s representative and remained a self –employed entrepreneur for the rest of his working career.  Dick was a devoted family man as well as a generous volunteer.  He helped to organize community days in Pleasant Hills when his children were young.  His two greatest passions in life though were Kiwanis International and Tri City Meals on Wheels.  With Kiwanis, Dick served in several capacities including multiple terms as President and as Lieutenant Governor.  With Meals on Wheels, he assisted in streamlining their daily operations, helping with purchasing, and helping in whatever way he could.  Besides his wife, Dick is survived by his son Steven (Colleen Murphy) and his daughter Frances (David Cinardo).  He will be missed by everyone who knew him.  The family also wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe for their compassion and care during Dick’s illness.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Kiwanis International at www.kiwanis.org, Rotary International at www.rotary.org, Tri City Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 975 Greensburg, PA 15601,  the Pittsburgh School for the blind at www.wpsbc.org, or to the charity of one’s choice.   A memorial service will be held at a later date so that his family and friends can celebrate a life that was full and very well lived.  Funeral arrangements are being handled through Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home in Latrobe.