Arthur J Almeida

Arthur J Almeida

Arthur J Almeida, 75, passed away Saturday February 23, 2013 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Syracuse, and a life resident of Lakeland. Arthur graduated from Solvay High School in 1956 and Syracuse University in 1977. He retired from General Electric after 37 years of service in 1993. After retirement he worked for Sensis Corporation for 17 years and retired in 2010. Arthur was a hardworking, warm, generous and kind man who loved his wife, three children, three granddaughters and four granddogs. Arthur loved to spend his free time working on or cruising in his mustangs. he looked forward to his yearly vacations with his family. Arthur also loved sports and was a loyal Syracuse University sports fan. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Patricia Wiacek, son, Richard (Sharon) Almeida, daughters, Roxanne Almeida and Karen (Derek) Hmiel and three grand daughters , Tiffany, Brianna, and Alyssa Almeida, his brother Joseph (Helen) Almeida of Saratoga Springs, twin sister Mary Williamson of Vermont, and several nieces and nephews and granddogs, Buca, Tekki, Gunner & Colby.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday 4 to 7PM, Hollis Funeral Home, 1105 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Funeral Services: Wednesday 9 AM, Hollis Funeral Home and 10 AM in Sacred Heart Basilica. Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to ARC of Onondaga

Guest Book Entries
  1. Nick Leogrande :

    Date: February 24, 2013 @

    To Pat,Ritchie,Karen,and Roxanne

    We were deaply saddened upon hearing of Art”s passing. He was truly a great freind who would go out of his way to help you if he could. We shared the love of Classic Cars and his pride and passion of his Mustang collection that he was so proud of.

    Pat our deepest sympathy goes out to you and you great family.

    Nick & Rita Leogrande

  2. wendy gellert :

    Date: February 25, 2013 @

    Karen, Rich and family,

    So sorry to hear about your father, I know he will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Hank and Wendy

  3. Le Moyne College Office of Alumni :

    Date: February 25, 2013 @

    Please accept the sympathy of Le Moyne College on the occasion of the death of your Father. Be assured of our prayers for him, for you and for your family.

  4. al roger :

    Date: February 25, 2013 @

    Art was a true engineer that always had to know every detail in a system so he could test it and make it better. And with all this he still made time to help anyone out with an engineering problem. I enjoyed listening to his bowling horror stories and his hunting safari’s. He will always be remembered by as a fine person and gentleman. My sincere wishes to Art’s family and rest assured Art was happy no matter what he was doing. Anyone who has worked with Art will truly miss him and always reflect happily of those experiences.

  5. john anson :

    Date: February 25, 2013 @

    Thanks Art, for the rides in your Mustangs, taking me to the Chiefs game -for no special reason, for letting Richie borrow your van so we could go to Saratoga for that weekend- and teaching us that cars also run on oil, not just gas! Mostly, thank you for raising such an incredible family, and always making me feel like a welcome part of it. ~ love crow

  6. JoAnne Seamans :

    Date: February 25, 2013 @

    Art was such a sweet and wonderful man. Am keeping you all in thought and prayers.

  7. Dawn Andrus-Neyhart :

    Date: February 25, 2013 @

    Almeida family,
    We are very saddened to hear of Art’s passing. We could not have asked for a better neighbor for the 20 + years we lived next door. I hope you find comfort in knowing you now have a wonderful angel looking over you. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
    Bob, Dawn & Nathan Neyhart

  8. Chris Annal :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    It was a pleasure to work with Art at Sensis. Art, you were always willing to share your knowledge with everyone. God Bless You…

  9. Jason Anderson :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    Art was one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure of working with during my career. He always took the time to help out, and he loved to mentor young people. Art was a perfectionist and would not let anything or anyone stop him from getting to the best answer – he was relentless. Art certainly will be missed by all of his friends here at Saab Sensis.

    Outside of work I enjoyed the many rounds of golf I played with him, and I will cherish those memories forever.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Almeida Family.

  10. Desiree' Sigler :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    May the “hearer of prayer” comfort your family during this most difficult time.Remembering the joyous times shared together will always make you smile. The greatest joy is one you can share. So share your memories, this will help to fortify you in the days ahead. Each day will get easier as you lean on your family and pray for strength.

  11. Lindsay Baker :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    Almedia Family; Rich, Sharon, Aunt Karen, Alyssa and Bri.. and to My Best friend Tiffany..

    Wishing I could be there with you all today. You have a wonderful new gaurdian angel. Family forever. Love you all.


  12. Le Moyne College Office of Parent and Alumni Programs :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    Please accept the sympathies of Le Moyne College on the occasion of the death of your Father, Grandfather. Be assured of our prayers for him, for you and for your family.

  13. Joe McVey :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    To the Almeida family:

    I was saddened to hear of Art’s passing. My heartfelt sympathies to you; May you find peace in the coming days.

  14. Tom Miller :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    Always liked Art .. he could always lift my spirits.

  15. Bob & Marie Leogrande :

    Date: February 26, 2013 @

    Almedia Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.


    Bob & Marie Leogrande

  16. Jose Mera :

    Date: February 27, 2013 @

    I thoroughly enjoyed my work related or personal conversations with Art, at Sensis. He was a genuine, caring man who always had the time for everyone and a tireless can-do attitude. Since he retired, very few weeks have gone by when someone doesn’t say “Art would be the perfect guy for this”.

    My thoughts and prayers for the family.


  17. Joe DeGilio :

    Date: February 27, 2013 @

    Pat, as childhood neighbors Art, myself and others played together everyday. Even as a young boy Art was a happy person, and remained that way.
    He was a great friend, and I will miss his happy smile.
    I hope the verse (John 6:40) will give you and your family some comfort, “all that believe in him will have eternal life”.

    Joe and Sally DeGilio

  18. Gordon Owens :

    Date: February 28, 2013 @

    Art was good friend. At work he was always the wise sage that knew how to do it the right way. But when I think of him or hear his name I will always remember his smile, laugh and great sense of humor. It was a blessing from God and great honor of mine to have known him.

  19. AnneMarie Doyle (Leogrande) :

    Date: March 2, 2013 @

    Dear Mrs. Almeida, Richie and family, Roxanne and Karen,

    I was so sorry to hear learn of Mr. Almeida’s passing.

    He was always a good friend to my father and a great neighbor in Lakeland.

    I think my love for classic Mustangs came from watching him drive up and down Bury Drive growing up.

    May you find comfort in all of the great memories you have.

    Most sincerly,

    AnneMarie and David Doyle

  20. Barbara Cox Palmer :

    Date: April 11, 2013 @

    We are sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Almeida family during this time. The Cox Family

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