Ben Arcuri July 6, 1939 - Nov. 12, 2013Resident of San Mateo Ben Arcuri passed away on Nov. 12, 2013 in San Mateo, CA. He was born on July 6, 1939 in Lorado, West Virginia, youngest child of Frank Arcuri and Angela Maria Arcuri, who emigrated from Italy. Ben was the youngest of 10 children: Fannie, Joe, Theresa, Virginia, Mary, Rose, Don, Julius, and Margaret. Ben is survived by his wife, Judy; son Ryan Arcuri of Belmont and son Rick Arcuri of Sacramento, cherished daughter-in-law Lisa, grandsons' Frank Arcuri and Vince Arcuri; sisters Frances Craig, Virginia Williams, Mary Terry, Margaret Wessels, and brother Don Arcuri; many nieces and nephews; and cats Rocky and Mollie.He moved with his family from a farm in Ohio to Menlo Park, CA, when he was 13 years old. He attended Menlo Oaks Elementary School and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School and San Jose Junior College. After serving in the U. S. Army, he returned to the Peninsula where he began his career in the grocery business at the local Menalta Market. At the time of his retirement in 2002, he had worked 43 years in the Retail Clerks Union, employed by Purity Stores, Alpha Beta Stores, Lucky Stores and Albertson's. In 1969 he married Judy Skiye Arcuri. Together they raised two sons, Rick Arcuri (1972) and Ryan Arcuri (1976). Fatherhood was his pride and joy and he was able to attend many of his sons' field trips and school conferences, and he supported both sons in their sports endeavors throughout the years and at Aragon High School in San Mateo. He was remembered by his sons' friends as a positive influence to all. He was a partner for 25 years with his wife Judy in a retail service business located in the Los Prados/Marina Plaza Shopping Center in San Mateo. Ben's primary hobby included gardening and tending to his fruit trees. He was the unofficial horticulturist of the neighborhood. As a lifetime movie-goer, he was fortunate to find the perfect retirement position at the Cine Arts Theater at Palo Alto Square. During his retirement years, Ben and Judy enjoyed frequent travel that brought great joy and pleasure to their 44 years of marriage, before his last sunset. -