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Arnold “Arnie” Robert Schlusberg

May 7, 1947 - November 18, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Friday 11/24, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Service
Beth Israel Cemetery
4814 White Horse Rd.
Greenville, SC 29611
Friday 11/24, 1:00 pm

Arnold Robert Schlusberg, age 76, of Greenville, South Carolina and Hillsborough, New Jersey died Saturday, November 18, 2023 due to complications post-surgery. Born in 1947 in Syracuse, New York, Arnold, or Arnie as known by his friends, lived a life filled with kindness, candor, and cats. A 1965 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School inContinue Reading

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Karen North left a message on December 1, 2023:
My heartfelt sympathy goes to Arnie’s family. I know Arnie from riding bikes in the Travelers Rest area. He was always a pleasure to be around and had a great sense of humor. Arnie will be sorely missed.
Bart S Goldberg left a message on November 26, 2023:
One of the kindest folks I worked with back in Liberty Corner days at AT&T/Lucent. Will miss you my dear friend.
Arlene Wattman left a message on November 26, 2023:
I have alot of memories when we were children living in Levittown and when you moved to Rome, NY. We were very close in age. When my husband died you came to the funeral. Rest in peace my dear cousin.
Cheryl McDonald left a message on November 24, 2023:
May you rest in peace. You have left this world way too early.
Deborah D Morgan left a message on November 24, 2023:
I had the honor of meeting Mr Arnie several years ago while visiting my brother and sister-n-law, Christine Morgan. It seemed as though I had known him longer than a few minutes...such a humble and gentle spirit. I know he touch the lives of so many. He will be greatly missed. I give my condolences to his loving family. I know this is a difficult time for all of you. I pray that God comfort your grieving hearts, as well as fill each of you with the strength and peace needed as you go through this difficult time. "...Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning" Psalm 30:5 I love you all, Deborah Morgan
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Cristina Marquez left a message on November 24, 2023:
I would like to share some highlights of our wonderful friendship with Arnie over the past 25 years. We met Arnie through the local Princeton bike club. This is a large group of enthusiastic cyclists where people come together from all walks of life. Every Tuesday evening, we joined Jane’s Tuesday night Rocky Hill bike rides followed by wine and pizza at Alfonso’s pizzeria. The weekends were equally busy with 50-80 mile rides heading into the various towns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The focus of the rides was always to check out a delicious bakery with excellent pastries. Since Arnie was a huge fan of cats, we often stopped at SAVE Animal Shelter to visit the cats. Naturally, he wanted to adopt all of the cats until I reminded him that, he would be called the “cat lady/man” if he did. On Saturday night, we were back at Alfonso’s pizzeria for more pizza/pasta and wine. This became a ritual for many years. The conversation often took a nose dive into politics but after a few more glasses of wine, we always came back to our fun biking stories. We had several very memorable biking trips to Vermont, Spain (Majorca) and then twice in Italy (Riccione and San Benedetto) where we visited with our good friends Luciano and Margie. The days were spent biking through charming villages with cobblestone roads and finishing up the day with a nice pasta meal and great wine. After our biking trip in Italy, Arnie joined us for a sightseeing trip in Paris. We had to explain that he would not get to ride his bike and that we would be doing a lot of walking. Not biking was traumatic for him but he finally accepted (no biking for a few days!) and had a great time seeing many of the museums and the Eiffel Tower. Following our trip to Italy, Arnie had emergency surgery which required partial removal of his colon. This was a big change for Arnie that he had to adjust his life style. We were very impressed with how quickly he recovered from his surgery and went right back to biking and continuing a very active life. Through the years our friendship expanded to include non-biking activities like bowling. During the winter months, we either went to a movie or went bowling. Arnie was a very good bowler. Although he started experiencing arthritis in his hands, he pushed forward and continued to bowl. Arnie was a wonderful friend that we will always cherish. We will miss him dearly! Cristina Marquez and Kevin Volk
Keith Stevenson left a message on November 23, 2023:
I'm so sorry to hear about Arnie. I'm part of the cycling team and we would see each other and talk. Regular days were Tuesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes Saturdays. Arnie always had a smile and enjoyed being with everyone on two wheels! My prayers are with the family.
Ruth Pollow left a message on November 23, 2023:
Until he got his e-bike, I was one of the slow group of riders that Arnie often rode and chatted with on our local bike rides. It was always fun to share stories and see who could get up the next hill first. He leaves a large hole in our bike riding community. Rest well, Arnie.
Judy and Allen Quate left a message on November 22, 2023:
The memory of you will be in my heart. RIP dear cousin,
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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