Arianna Joy Fojtlin

Arianna Joy Fojtlin, age 13, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Cherished daughter of Jennifer Fojtlin and Nicholas Dilthey. Proud big sister of Nicole. Adored granddaughter of Joy and Richard Fojtlin and Beth and Al Giordano. Great-granddaughter of Louise and the late Joseph Fojtlin, Gary and Deborah Reid and Nicole and the late Wallace Dilthey. Beloved niece of Joseph Fojtlin and Christian Giordano. Arianna is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Ari was a freshman at Tappan Zee High School. She loved dance and trained at Nyemchek Dance Studio. She was also a teacher’s aide for the 1st grade at St. Catharine’s School.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Sunday 2 – 6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

Arianna embraced a passion for learning and helping others. In her memory and in lieu of flowers, Arianna’s Memorial Fund as been set up to assist in furthering not only the education of her beloved little sister Nicole, but also to assist those affected every day by Ulcerative Colitis and those that continue to follow their faith in Christ.

Contributions by check can be mailed to:
Joyann Fojtlin
43 Dutch Hollow Drive
Orangeburg, NY 10962


  1. Our heart is broken. Diane and I know she was God’s Angel

  2. Monica Major-Harris

    Arianna was adored by her family and many others including us. We can only imagine how incredibly difficult this must be for all of you. It is so hard to wrap your mind and heart around this tragedy. Please know that we are praying for all of you and we are here for you always. With our deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Love to you all, Lenny and Monica

  3. George, Gail & Gina Pippi

    Dear Jen, Joy and Rich please accept our deepest condolences over the loss
    of Arianna. I cannot believe how difficult it must be to lose someone as young and lovely as her. She will forever be in your hearts.

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of this precious child. My prayers are with you all.

  5. Harry and Cathy Schultz

    We cannot adequately express the depth of our sorrow at learning of the passing of such a beautiful young soul. Please know our hearts go out to all those who loved Arianna. She will be in our thoughts and our prayers as will all those who are grieving her loss. God Bless.
    Harry and Cathy Schultz
    Lancaster, NY

  6. My deepest condolences for the loss of this beautiful child.

  7. Donna Marie Orecchio

    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.

  8. My deepest condolences for your loss. Your daughter was a beautiful young soul and loved by everyone.

  9. Dear Beth & Al,
    The world will be dimmer without your Arianna in it. I am so sorry. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Al and family. there are no words to adequately express the sorrow we feel for you and your family. There is nothing as precious as a young child, and losing them has to be beyond painful and unbearable. we are sending you and your family all our wishes for love, healing, peace, acceptance. May happiness and blessings return to your family as soon as possible. Arianna was indeed an Angel and I am sure she would love to see you all happy again.
    My deepest condolences.

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