Died: January 27, 2015
Married: Mariko Kuniyoshi Arlan
Children: Diane Petty
Philip Arlan was a World War II veteran. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Arlan of 44 Main Street. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in the Class of 1938 and joined the Marine Corps. He was one of the first soldiers from the Saranac Lake area to see action in the Pacific following Pearl Harbor.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 31, 2015
Philip Arlan of Dallas, Texas passed away on Jan. 27, 2015, at age 94.
He was born in Saranac Lake to Anna Zak Arlan and Hyman Arlan on Oct. 5,1920.
Philip was predeceased by his wife Mariko Kuniyoshi Arlan and is survived by his daughter Diane Petty, grandson Joshua Petty, granddaughter Natasha Petty Stoops and her husband Joshua Stoops, and great-grandchildren Londyn and Phoenix Stoops. He is also survived by brothers Lionel Arlan of Nashua, New Hampshire and Solomon Arlan of Lake Worth, Florida, both formerly of Saranac Lake.
Philip graduated from Saranac Lake High School in the Class of 1938 and joined the Marine Corps shortly afterwards. He was a member of the 1st Marine Division, Company D, 81mm Mortar Platoon and trained at Parris Island prior to the start of World War II. Philip was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one star, Good Conduct, American Defense and Asiatic Pacific Campaign with three stars. He was one of the first soldiers from the Saranac Lake area to see action in the Pacific following Pearl Harbor. He was involved in the invasion and fighting in Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Pelelieu and among the first troops in the Japan occupation.
Following the war in the Pacific, he returned to Saranac Lake and then attended Clarkson College of Technology, where he received a degree in electrical engineering in 1952. He worked as an engineer for many years at Leeds & Northrop until his retirement.
Phil will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a very proud Marine. He was buried at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrier Project or to a charity of your choice.