TBDBITL Alumni Club

The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

Jack Boyd Arlen

June 4, 1935 - April 2, 2015

Jack Arlen 79, of Ormond Beach, Florida, passed away Thursday evening, April 2nd at his home surrounded by family. He fought hard, but lost his battle to cancer.

He was born June 4th 1935 in Crestline and was the son of Helen Page/Arlen and Jack B. Arlen Sr. His wife, Carole survives Jack, and they were married August 12, 1956.

Jack was a 1953 graduate of Crestline High School. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1957 and a proud member of THE Ohio State marching band!

Jack was in the Air Force, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He was a music teacher and Band director for Galion City schools. In 2011 he was inducted into the Galion Hall of Fame. Jack was active with Kiwanis, Toys for Tots, and enjoyed his vegetable garden, for which he earned many awards at The Ohio State and county fairs. He enjoyed setting up at flea markets, and traveled to many places around the world. One of his favorite places was Las Vegas.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Steve, (Vikki) Arlen, Dave, (Teresa) Arlen, Doug Arlen, and grandchildren, Mindy (Tyler) Schuld, Jared Arlen, Jenny (Josh) Tice, Bryan Arlen, Daniel Arlen, Damion Arlen, Keri Howell, and Breanna Arlen. His Great-grandchildren, Hannah and Aaron Tice, Jameson, August, and Jasper Arlen. His brothers, Larry (Mary) and Ed (Janet) and their families.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his niece, Kim, nephew, Bart and his great-grandson, Sullivan.

Friends may call Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1:00 3:00 PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Activity Center, Galion. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, May 9 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Activity Center with Deacon Al Sisson officiating. Burial will follow in the Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force and the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Donations can be made to the Galion Alumni Band in Jack's honor.

The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way N., Galion, is honored to serve the family of Jack Arlen.

Jack was a member of the marching band in 1953 through 1956. He played baritone.