Ronald D. Arena, 86, of New Haven passed away March 1, 2022 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born August 20, 1935 in Bronx, NY to Dominic and Florence (Schultz) Arena. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Antonia Ginnetti and his children, Stacey Arena of Rhode Island, Ronald Arena Jr. (Helen) of San Francisco and Scott Arena (Heather) of Michigan along with four grandchildren, Stella Arena, Juliet Arena, Alexander “KJ” Arena and Isaac Arena. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Arena.
Ronald was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and graduated from the University of New Haven. He was a respected chemist who was part of the original government committee that helped form and establish the Environmental Protection Agency. He was the founder and president of Chemscope Inc., an environmental consulting firm. Ronald loved his family, his friends and his garden. And he loved helping other people.
A private burial service was held in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven and under the care of the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home), East Haven. To honor his memory, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
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