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Michael L. Arcus Mar 15, 1938 - Sep 10, 2020

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Michael “Mickey/Mike” Louis Arcus, 82, of Upper Chichester, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior and passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Mike was born in Aliquippa, PA, raised in Chester, PA, and was a 1956 graduate of Chester High School. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard, was a member of Chadds Ford Baptist Church, and the owner and operator of Arcus Cleaning Services. Mike enjoyed sports, music, history, politics, and Bible theology. He loved people and sharing stories and his faith. Most of all he loved his family.

He was the son of the late Michael and Katherine Arcus, and brother to the late Barbara Schoenborn.

Survivors: His loving wife of 55 years: Janice M. Arcus (Mantz); children: Dana M. Arcus, Kristy K. Arcus Sheldon, Kara B. Arcus, and Deborah C. Arcus; grandchildren: Christopher T. Zambrana, Johnny J. Arcus, Kierstan K. Lê, and Luke M. Sheldon; and sister: Romaine Worster.

Visitation: Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 am at the Chadds Ford Baptist Church, 415 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

Funeral Service: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Chadds Ford Baptist Church.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Aston, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to OAR (Organization for Autism Research) at


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Service Location

Chadds Ford Baptist Church

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Begins: Sep 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm

415 Baltimore Pike

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Cemetery Location

Mount Hope Cemetery

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Sep 17, 2020 1:30pm - 1:45pm

4020 Concord Rd

Aston, PA 19014


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Romaine Worster says:

Submitted on: Sep 17, 2020

“Tall, dark, and handsome describes none other than Chester High School Senior Mike Arcus.” That was the opening line t a Chester Times article about my brother Mickey. Yes, he was tall, dark, and handsome which was good news for me because it gained me many girlfriends who—come to find out—were more interested in my brother than me. That’s ok. I was in better shape than the kid I heard about whose Mother had to hang a pork chop around his neck just to get the dog to play with him. Now, it is at this point than Mickey would be laughing. He was that kind of guy: funny and always self-effacing. I remember the story he told me about a sled he got for Christmas, so big it could have qualified for a position in the Alaskan Iditarod. After several attempts to run and belly-flop on it, he finally turned it on its side and used it as a makeshift fort in a snow ball fight. Mickey was always a good kid, taking on grown up responsibilities when he was not yet grown up. I remember him wheeling me around in the oversized stroller used in lieu of a wheelchair when I was fresh out of the hospital and not yet able to walk. He was always so protective and woe to anyone who dared bully me. Of course, Mister Tall Dark and Handsome had his she of girlfriend, but it took “the cute little red hair girl” (apologies to Charlie Brown) from—of all places—next door to finally win his heart. I am so grateful for Janice and the undying love and stability she gave my brother. I could fill volumes with all the things Mickey did for his baby sister, but the most important was his showing me that I could have a direct, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. With that he left me in good hands. I know for sure we will meet again.

Harley and Janice Powers says:

Submitted on: Sep 12, 2020

We will fondly remember Mike for his contagious smile; love of family and his love of his Lord Jesus Christ. We'll miss you dear friend but know for sure you're exactly where you want to be!

jim brooks says:

Submitted on: Sep 12, 2020

mike was a good friend of mine and we worked together doing floors thru out the yrs...see you again brother.

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