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Richard Alden Arlington
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  • Grace Church Cathedral
    98 Wentworth St.
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“He was the most loving, caring,warm ,husband in the world to me and a true friend to so many. A wonderful man full of laughter and love and music. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sydney Arlinggton

“Beth and Karen, I'm truly so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I have fond memories from our younger years, especially his love of music and singing. ...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Marianne Keefe - West Fulton, NY

“Very sorry about your Dad, Karen & Beth. I have many fond memories of him at your home on Morse St. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea Lohmiller Barstow - FL

“I love you so much Dad! You have always been my hero. You gave me my love of music, the outdoors and books. I will forever be truly grateful to...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Kourafas - Stoughton, MA

“Thinking of and praying for you. Peg Walden ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peg Walden - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" strengthen your family during this difficult time ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: T W - Charleston, SC

“Herbert Lessington ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: IC

“Sydney, I'm so sorry for your loss! ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Valerie Hill

“May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you and your family as you mourn the passing of your love one. Sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless Dick's family, especially Sydney, in the time of loss. I will miss my friend--a fine singer and actor and a man who spoke his mind...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lee Kohlenberg - Charleston, SC


Richard Alden Arlington, 81, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, husband of Sydney Allen Arlington entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 29, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Richard was born Feb. 5, 1937 in Middleborough, Massachusetts, son of the late Ralph B. Arlington and Elinor Peterson Arlington. He was a retired IT Specialist with FEMA.

Richard is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sydney; two beloved daughters: Karen Mae Petropoulos of Canton, MA and Beth Anne Kourafas of Stoughton, MA; brother, David Arlington or Orlando, FL; granddaughter, Nicole Richardi; and great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Richardi.

Memorials may be made to Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401 and/or the Charleston Animal Society 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.