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Arthur J. Kalin

Born: Tue., Sep. 13, 1938
Died: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019


Visitation

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Tue., Nov. 05, 2019
Location: St. Dorothy Church


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 05, 2019
Location: St. Dorothy Church


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Arthur J. Kalin

"Art"

1938-2019

 

Art was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 13, 1938. He left Pittsburgh and moved to Florida to pursue a singing career. He was drafted in 1961 and served 2 years in the Army. After his time in the Army, he moved to New York to continue his pursuit of singing professionally, and joined a choral group called the Winged Victory Chorus. He performed throughout the East Coast and in the summer down the New Jersey Shore, opening for Cozy Morley. It was there that he met his wife of 55 years Maureen (Cassidy). Art and Maureen were married, moved to South Philadelphia and had two children Christopher and Sean. Art worked for the Postal Service for 37 years, but his passion for singing never stopped. Art continued to sing, cantering first at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Philadelphia and then for the last 22 years at St. Dorothy’s Church in Drexel Hill, where he and Maureen have lived since leaving Philadelphia. When Art retired from the Post Office, he began working as a Host for the Philadelphia Phillies at both Veteran’s Stadium and Citizen’s Bank Park with his son Sean. One of the great joys in his life was that he was there when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. Art helped his son Chris and Daughter-In-Law Monica (Pinto) raise his two Grand-Daughters Nicoletta and Cassidy. He was always there to take them wherever they needed to go, to watch them at school or sporting events, cheering them on, and filled with a pride that only a Grandfather can feel. Our Lord called Art back to him on October 31, 2019.    

    Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing after 9am Tuesday at St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026, where his Funeral Mass will follow at 11am. Interment will be Private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Kalin
   Posted Sun November 03, 2019
My Dad had three great passions in his life.

Singing. The Lord blessed him with a gift that he used in church at mass, weddings and funerals. With his voice, he became the soundtrack of so many people’s lives. Singing Oh Holy Night on Christmas Eve to celebrate the Lord’s Birth. At Funeral’s to provide a little peace or comfort to people going through a difficult time. At Weddings to celebrate the beginning of two people’s lives together. Monica and I still laugh at him telling us to be quiet from the pulpit when we were laughing nervously during our marriage ceremony. Though we all will never hear that beautiful voice again hear on Earth, I’m sure the Lord will find a place for him in his Choir of Angels.

Working as a Host for the Phillies. He worked as Postman for 37 years, but the job he loved the most was working for the Phillies. It was never a job to him. It was just time spent going to the ball field, to watch his favorite team, play the game he loved, and spending time with his son Sean and his Phillies Family, that continued to grow throughout his 16 seasons working there. The day that he passed he was wearing his Phillies cap, that he wore even when the season was over, and that he wore proudly everyday as he left to head for the ballpark.

Finally the thing that he cared for the most for was his family. His quiet demeanor, only hid the rock that he was for the family, on a daily basis. There was no request too big to ask, and every request was always met with “Yes, what can I do to help?” He drew pleasure and satisfaction from every accomplishment we achieved and a small piece of his heart would break every time he had to see one of us go through a difficult time. All he ever wanted to know was, “What can I do to make it better?” I can honestly say that in all the years I have known him, I have never heard him ask for anything for himself. All he ever wanted was to make sure that his family was safe, healthy and happy. If they were, then everything was right in his life. His love, caring, and steadfastness, was a constant for his family and an example for all of us how we should live our lives going forward. Dad will be missed by everyone in his family, and everyone whose heart he has touched throughout his life; but that will pass. What will live on forever, will be the love he gave, and passed on to all of us.

Dad you taught me the best lessons any Father can pass on to his son; how to be a good man and father.

Thank you Dad, I will always love you.

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