ARNOLD JOSEPH PRIMA, JR. FAIA, TSA '59 - Obituary
Feb 2, 2017
Of Washington, DC and West Palm Beach, FL, died on July 4, 2016 in West Palm Beach. He is survived by his partner of 52 years, Joseph Yakaitis. Arnold was the only child of Anna Gossi and Arnold J. Prima Sr., who predeceased him. He was born in New Orleans, LA in 1936 and graduated from Tulane University School of Architecture and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He moved to Washington, DC to study at The Catholic University of America where he obtained a Master Degree in Urban Design. His professional career in Washington included working with Mariani & Associates, at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) where he was a Fellow, as well as with the U.S. Department of Defense. His community and volunteer services included participation with So Others Might Eat (SOME), Hannah House, Tulane Alumni Association, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Ignatius Chapel, 3513 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. Following the Mass, there will be a buffet luncheon reception in the Holy Trinity McKenna Center.