When Daniel A Arnodo Jr. walked into the room, those in his company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Daniel was and how he impacted those around him. Daniel was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Daniel wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Daniel was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve him well throughout his life.
He was the son of Daniel and Maria Arnodo. Daniel was raised in Florida since the age of three. Always at the ready with a good joke, he grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Daniel might describe him as an idealist, his friends and family understood well that Daniel was always in pursuit of life's endless possibilities and opportunities available to him.
Daniel was raised with two siblings. He had two sisters whom he loved dearly, Dania and Lisbeth. Daniel was very accepting and supportive of his family. He was perceived as the central person in his family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Daniel was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Daniel well in his adult life and, along with his wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew him.
During his high school years, Daniel responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. Daniel was a very good student, and generally did well in his courses. Daniel absorbed as much as he could from all of his teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using his imagination to master his assignments. For Daniel, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to his ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Daniel a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to him to discuss just about anything.
With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought him an endless stream of friends, Daniel was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Daniel was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. He always seemed aware of what was going on with people around him and throughout his life he made many, many friends. Two of Daniels best friends were Mike and Jay. Danny also found, throughout his lifetime, the love of his life, Kara Henderson.
Because Daniel loved to have a broad variety of activities in his life, he took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. His favorite pursuits were going to the beach, watching movies, clubbing, boxing, working out, and auto painting. Auto painting was his gift. Daniel had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of his favorite pastimes. However, Daniel's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.
He is survived by his parents Daniel and Maria, his sisters, Dania and Lisbeth, three nieces, Athena, Alejandra and Emmy; the love of his life, Kara Henderson; and two best friends, Mike and Jay. A visitation will be held Friday, November 20th, 2009, from 5-9pm at Forest Lawn South Funeral Home (The Pyramid). Funeral Service Saturday, November 21, 2009, 1:00 pm. Daniel will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens South in Davie, Florida.
There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Daniel. He was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. He had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While he was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Daniel Arnodo for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Daniel was always more than willing to share life's experiences with his loved ones.