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Obituary for Arnold Francis Pretz

Arnold Francis  Pretz
Arnold Francis Pretz of Palos Verdes Estates (48 years) and Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington (5 years), went to join Jesus on June 19th 2018. He was born in Santa Monica, CA on April 18th 1939 to Arnold Joseph Pretz and Helen Eves. He graduated from Harvard Military Academy in 1960. He then attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with a B.S in Business and met his sweetheart and wife, Malinda Howell of Pasedena, CA at one of the ATO fraternity gatherings. They were married on March the 18th 1962 (St. Patrick’s Day). Arnold served as CEO of family business, West Coast Trimming. This year they celebrated their 57th anniversary. Arnold is survived by his wife Malinda, his children, Melissa Pretz (Joe Steilling), and Arnold Francis Pretz II. His is also survived by his two granddaughters, Natalie Joy and Brooke Hope. A Celebration of Life for Arnold will be held on August 28th, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Baby Island Saratoga Club. Donations can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at
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