Joseph Paul Arata

Joseph Paul Arata online 052919Born April 29, 1927, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the age of 93. He was a lifetime resident of the City of Mountain View and a World War II Veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene N. Arata; his daughter, Melissa Burke; his granddaughter, Brittany Farina; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services to be held on May 30, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., at Saint Nicholas Church in Los Altos, California.

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