Mr. Arnando Hall, 64, of Virginia Beach, VA, departed this life on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at his residence.
He was born December 19, 1958, in Wildwood, New Jersey and was the son of the late Eli Castillo and the late Gloria Hail. At an early age, he was determined to be a sailor. After graduating from Wildwood High School in 1976, he signed on as a Seaman Recruit in the U.S. Navy. His last duty assignment and major command was Personnel Support Detachment in Oceana, VA. After many tours and having received numerous personal and unit commendations, Arnando retired from the Navy with 20 years of service and began a second career working for Coastal Management as a contractor for the U.S. Navy.
Those left to cherish his memories aklre his beloved wife, Twyla Cypress Hall of the residence; seven sons, Papo Carmona, Dito Hall, Tyler Cypress (Lamelia), Tyler King, Niccolas Hall, Chris, and Grant Hall; four daughters, LaTeesa Ray-Lewis (Stacii), Dara Graham (Tavon), Greta Hall (Brian), and Blayke Hall; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Carlos Hall (Regina); one brother-in-law Ralph Cypress, Jr. (Jaime); four sisters, Sonia Hall, Paula Hall, Lucy Gibson, and Maritza Castillo-Ore (Eric): a devoted aunt Donzelle; a loving mother-in-law Thelma Cypress; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Gregory Hall and sister Faith Hall.
Arnando loved spending time with his family and friends, and lending a helping hand among neighbors. He loved children and extended his house to young adults as a safe haven. You could find him watching his Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoons while enjoying a platter of fried chicken and spaghetti.
He was a music enthusiast and enjoyed listening to many genres, especially blues and jazz. Arnando’s love for music inspired him to play guitar and the harmonica.