It is with great sadness that I write this post. The KillTheCan.org family lost one of our own recently when Joel Bernard Arbic passed away on December 2nd, 2017. Joel was known as SuccessThisTime on the forums and was a member of the May 2017 Hall of Fame class. He was 48 and is survived by his wife Shantala Ramaiah and sons Rowan and Remy.
From Joel’s obituary:
Joel Arbic, 48, of Tempe, Arizona passed away December 2 in Tempe. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan April 11, 1969 to Colleen and Bernie Arbic.
Joel is survived by his loving wife Shantala Ramaiah and sons Rowan and Remy Arbic of Tempe, his brothers Brian (Jennifer) of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Dan (Kim), and nieces Courtney and Megan Arbic and his parents, of Sault Ste. Marie.
He graduated from Sault Area High School in 1987 where he played basketball and baseball. After high school, Joel graduated with an engineering degree from Michigan State University. He worked for several years in the automotive industry before moving into the computer field, where he worked as a computer analyst for most of his career with Humana Health Insurance, in Phoenix, Arizona.
He loved the mountains of the western United States, where he enjoyed skiing, hiking, back-packing, canyoneering, mountain biking, and rock-climbing. His brothers and others cherish the memory of many outdoor trips with Joel. He had a spirit of adventure, which included a love of traveling. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, Joel and Shantala achieved a shared dream of spending 18 months back-packing around the world, before moving back to Tempe and starting their family.
Memorial services will be held in Tempe, Arizona Saturday, December 9 at Tempe Mortuary at 12:30 PM.
A Memorial Service will also be held in Sault Ste. Marie at the Central Methodist Church on Saturday, December 16th, 2017, with visitation at 9am, and service at 11am.
Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joel and his family. Rest in peace sir.