Libero A. Arcari

September 16, 1926 - December 15, 2020
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
1050 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-798-2500 | Map

In light of the current Covid-19 Pandemic, the family has requested to have the funeral service for Libero Arcari  be private for immediate family only.

St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
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Lorienton Palmer left a message on May 22, 2024:
I quoted a phrase from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to an impressed co-worker. I gave credit to Mr. Arcari and then did a "Google" search and found out he passed in 2020. Mr. Arcari was my 11th Grade English teacher in Springfield Gardens HS. I remember he said (at the time) he was working on a hugher degree (PhD I believe). I expect he did not "go gentle into that good night" (from one of the poems he taught us). I did not get to truly thank Mr. Arcari for introducing me to Robert Frost and Dylan Thomas and and Percy Shelly and Herman Melville and, of course, Shakespeare. When I returned to visit Springfield, he had moved on to another school. I have introduced my children to Shakespeare, and Frost and Shelly and even Thomas. I have also added a few ("Invictus" by Henley, for example) that I believe Mr. Arcari would approve. However, I haven't managed to get them to try Melville yet (he got me to read Moby Dick twice). However, for My Teacher's sake I will keep trying. For My Teacher's sake I will succeed.
Carol Anne (Elardo) Aceto left a message on March 10, 2023:
Michael and Arcari Family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad, Lee. Lee was married to my Cousin, Anne, your Mom.. My family visited your home several times, when you were a young boy. I loved your Mom and Dad and the three girls, Antoinette, Francis and Anne, your Mom, who were my favorites, . My Dad, John Elardo was your Grandpa Joe's brother and Anne's uncle. Your dad, Lee, actually taught me Boody Jr. High in Brooklyn. So very sorry for your loss. Cousin Carol Anne (Elardo) Aceto.
Sharon L Miracle left a message on May 5, 2021:
A group of old Springfield Gardens H.S. buddies and I were just talking (on Facebook) about our favorite teachers, and Mr. Arcari's name came up. What a kind, gentle soul he was. He knew just what to do to bring out the best in his students. I still have a copy of an etching he did of a line from Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," and I treasure it.
Bhavna Co left a message on March 13, 2021:
I’m so sorry to hear the news of Mr. Acari’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family. He was my English teacher at Newtown high school and school newspaper advisor. I loved his sense of humor. You will be missed Mr. Arcari, Rest In Peace knowing you made a difference in the students you taught
Richard Korman left a message on December 25, 2020:
Libero Arcari taught me English for one semester at Springfield Gardens high school, supervised the high school newspaper for two years or so when I was involved and gave me enough encouragement for my work as a journalist and and business news editor to last a lifetime. I remember him reciting poetry to our English class in a caramel voice and enjoying and laughing with his students in the school newspaper office. As an adult decades later at get-togethers organized by Harvey Wang, Lee’s approval still boosted my spirits. It’s hard to imagine how I would have earned my living out of news and words all these years without his early nurturing encouragement.
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Harvey Wang left a message on December 22, 2020:
As one of Mr. Arcari's former high school students, I am saddened at his passing. He influenced so many of us, and he remained a supportive, loving friend long after he was our teacher/newspaper advisor. His absence will be felt by many of us, who loved him.
Jessica Kells left a message on December 17, 2020:
Very sorry for your loss Rich.
Richard Arcari left a message on December 17, 2020:
My Dad was a light to this world. He touched so many with his smile and whit. I thank all of you who have touched his life as well. He was my father and best friend. As time goes the sadness will fade and the remembrances of all the time spent will remain. My love to you all. - Rich
Joseph Merlo left a message on December 16, 2020:
A wonderful Uncle. Enjoyed all of our family times together. As I grew up cherished and enjoyed our conversations and visits with him when on Long Island. So thankful for family. Love you always Uncle Lee. Prayers for you Michael and Richard.
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