49A21171 32E1 43AB AB62 72D500C1F558

Michael J. Arra, 82, born September 11, 1937, of North Ridgeville passed away peacefully after a 16yr battle with cancer on March 6, 2020 at Hospice of the Western Reserve-Medina. He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Carmella (Litteria) Arra. Mike leaves behind his soul mate of 32 years, Barbara Ningard, three children, Michael Jr. (Diana), Denise Arra-Oley, and Jack A. Mother of his children Carmella. Step- father of Rhonda Lebron (Jaime) and Jeffery Ningard (Cheryl). Loving grandfather and step-grandfather of 9, Danielle Tonsetic (Brian), Michelle Leonetti (Will), Brooke Oley, Frank Oley, Jake Arra, Quinn Arra, Andrew Arra, Jordon and Jaime Lebron. Great grandfather of 2, Brooklyn Leonetti and Mila Tonsetic. Dear brother Jack Arra (Paula). Uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.

Michael was a graduate of Bendictine High School in Cleveland and went on to become a hairdresser where he succeeded as the owner of multiple hair solons, Arra Hair Design, his children carry on his legacy today. He had a passion and love for boating, known to his “Lake Family” as the “Mayor” of Sawmill Creek Marina for many years. Hopefully his tree at the marina will live on forever. Michael also enjoyed his winters in Florida with Barbara and anywhere he could find sun and a grill. He also loved cooking and growing his tomatoes and peppers. If he cooked it, everyone must have a taste. His homemade pizza came to every event, as it was loved by all. Michael will live on in the hearts of many forever.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. with a Catholic Mass to follow at 11 a.m., St. Clarence Church 30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please omit.

share | email | print

Leave a condolence

Leave a Reply

Email addresses will not be displayed on this site.

  1. Nick and Connie Cannella says:

    So sorry for your loss Rest in peace Mike

  2. Patti Carano says:

    My condolences to Mike, Jack, and Denise. I’m cousin to Carm and remember the years they were married and the children were very young. Always remember his smile and kind ways.

  3. charlie zingale says:

    So Sorry for your loss

  4. Jean Curylo says:

    Aunt Barb I am so sorry for your loss.Mike was such a great guy. When you were together you could feel the love between you. He fought so hard to stay with you but he had to let go. My prayers are with you and the rest of Mike’s family in this difficult time. Lot’s of Love, Jean

  5. Fran Parrino Virzi says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. I will always treasure the start of my career working next to him and being his apprentice. I have lots of fond memories and we shared many laughs together! The Christmas parties were the best!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time.
    Sending hugs & love,

  6. Kathi Longley says:

    My heart aches for all of you. Mike was such a super guy!

  7. Diana M. Vitale says:

    To All the Family of Michael Arra,
    I wish to give you all my sincere condolences of the passing of Michael.
    I knew Michael from the 70’s, when he had the Lyndhurst salon. I work for Fred, right down the street from his salon. We had many Celebrated holidays & good times together him &
    Carmella. Those were memorable days, that I will always remember.
    God Bless him & May He Rest In Peace.
    Diana M Vitale

  8. joan bowers ( king) says:

    my condolences to the Arra family. I worked for Mike and Jack in the ’70s at the Mayfield salon. Loved working for them. I remember fondly of all the laughs and jokes and the clients. So sorry for your loss. The greatest bosses I ever worked for. Rest in peace Mike.

  9. Anthony and Cindy Mauceri says:

    Rest In Peace Mike. Our prayers to your family.

  10. Catania Family says:

    Condolences to Arra Family he left his legecy in great hands. Love to all

  11. Chris and Jim Embrescia says:

    Dear Arra Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a lovely man. Unfortunately, we are in Florida and cannot be there. Please accept our condolences.
    Chris and Jim

  12. Gary Trivisoono says:

    So sorry to hear mike and jack….kelly and i send our sympathy and love…

  13. LindaLu Bender says:

    Dearest Arra family
    To let know I will send a donation to Hospice of the Western Reserve in Mike’s name. I know the wonderful care that Robert received there. Let’s pray those two get together in Heaven.

  14. Louie DiSanto says:

    Prayer and condolences for the Arra family and all who grieve right now. Louie Di Santo

  15. jim vagarasoto says:

    so sorry barb

  16. ELEANOR G KLEMM says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all members of the Arra family.

  17. So sorry to hear about your loss says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for him and your family.

  18. Karen Gerber says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. When I think of the lake I think of Mike and all the fun we had. I couldn’t have had better dock mates. I’m sorry I can’t come to the services but I’m in Mikes second favorite place. You will be with me in My thoughts and prayers.

  19. Karen Gerber says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. When I think of the lake I think of Mike and all the fun we had. I couldn’t have had better dock mates. I’m sorry I can’t come to the services but I’m in Mikes second favorite place. You will be with me in My thoughts and prayers.

  20. Patty & Dennis DeMauro says:

    Condolences to the entire Arra family. Mike was always kind and generous with his time and knowledge during the years we spent in Ohio. We always had great respect for him as a business man & especially as a family man. His legacy will live on in his wonderful family.
    Prayers to all, Patty & Dennis DeMauro

  21. Linda Maynard Musarra says:

    Just want the family to know that I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is so difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Denise if there is anything I can do for you let me know.

  22. frank Alvarez says:

    So sorry for your loss, great guy all the best to the family! Frank Alvarez sr