Obituary of Arnold Mondrow
Arnold Mondrow, beloved husband of Janey Mondrow, passed away January 4, 2024. He was the former husband of Nina Marcus, mother of his children. Funeral services were held January 9 in Temple Emanuel's Feiner Chapel followed by interment in the Emanuel Section of Fairmount Cemetery. Cherished by his entire family, Arnie was the father of Erik (Cassie) Mondrow, Nolan (Jamie) Mondrow, and Alisa (Todd) Becerra, stepfather of Jennifer (Robert) Tinucci and Melissa (Peter) Winthers. He was the brother of Leonard (Phyllis) Mondrow and Sharon Pollack (of blessed memory) and brother-in-law to Bobbi (Stephen) Grove. Arnie was the grandfather of Ari and Marcus Mondrow, Lindsay and Graham Becerra, Camden and Micah Mondrow, Kayla (Aaric) Rogers, Justin Tinnuci, Ella Winthers and great-grandfather of Abbie Rogers.
Arnie was born in Detroit Michigan on April 10, 1938. He attended Cass Technical High School; he received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1961. Arnie moved from Detroit to Denver in 1965 to work with the Bureau of Reclamation as an electrical engineer. In the 1970s he ventured into retail sales as a partner in Up Your Alley stores based in Denver which later grew into a national retail jean store. Arnie returned to the field of engineering in 1981, working for the next 27 years in aerospace at Lockheed Martin (formerly Martin Marietta) and The Boeing Company, from which he retired in 2008.
Arnie was rooted in joy and his laugh was warm and contagious. He was a steady support, always prioritizing attending events for his children and grandchildren and he never forgot a birthday. His special birthday serenade was anticipated and guaranteed to make you smile. There was great comfort in knowing that Arnie would always show up, physically and emotionally. He carefully listened and was truly interested in all the happenings in our lives. He often expressed his love in many simple gestures which held the biggest meaning. Etched in our hearts forever are the intangible moments shared with Arnie; gifts of unconditional love and cherished memories he has given to all of us. Actually, Arnie was the gift.
Arnie was genuine. He realized that life is preciously short and so every human interaction, every moment he spent with others, he was present. He instantly befriended people he met because he showed how he cared about what they said. Arnie was curious about the world. He was a lifelong learner who marveled at technological advancements. But if you asked Arnie what he valued most his answer would be unwavering. It was always his family. He was the most devoted husband and very much in love with his wife Janey, and he was truly proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arnie's spirit was untainted by much of the ills in the world and his memory remains a comfort to all who knew him.
Arnie was a man for all seasons...hero... role model... best friend...who by example taught us so much about how to live. To Arnie, family was everything. A caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather... his glass was more than half full; it brimmed over with joy and optimism. No matter the situation, he always maintained a sense of humor and a positive outlook. He was calm, patient, kind, and understanding, loved by children and adults alike for his gentle soul. A treasure beyond measure, we know that as long as we live, he, too, shall live, through our memories and the stories that connect us.