FUND FOR FAMILY AND SON OF ARNOLD
"Arnold Pinilla, an Arbonne employee in Addison, TX since 2010 was murdered Saturday Night, 7-30-2016. It appears his assailant was an "imposter" Uber driver, who demanded money. There was an argument and Arnold was stabbed and died in the arms of his girlfriend.
Arnold was 34 years old and was the only child of Luis Pinilla and Esparanza Pinilla. He leaves behind a young son Sebastian who is 9 years old.
While at Arbonne he held several positions, but his most recent, and the one he loved was a Business Acceptance Tester....we fondly call that team BATS.
Arnold had the personality and charisma that 'lit up our call center'. His smile was contagious and his personality was huge. He was always so willing to assist anyone and had such a resepct and love for all.
He will be greatly missed and we feel a huge void."
In talking to Glenn K. earlier he shared with me that the family came to Addison to meet all those that Arnold had talked about for so many years, his other family. As people introduced themselves to his family they knew each one of them because Arnold had told them about each one of them by name.
This is so heartbreaking. I am writing this to raise money and ease the financial burden of laying an only son to rest and leaving behind a child who lost a father who worked so hard and dedicated his life to serving others and because this is what we do as an Arbonne family, we take care of one another.
Well Arnold many of us in the field may not have known you personally, but now it is our turn to serve you and to give back to you and your family because you no longer are able to. Praying for your Mom and Dad and your son that they will get through this and that the bright light you were to so many will continue to shine in them and help them get through their hardest days ahead of them. You will be missed and live in the hearts of all those that were lucky enough to know you!
Jill my self and everyone here at customer service can not thank you and everyone else for this! The love and support you all haven shown us has and still is helping tremendously! I know Arnold's family is going to really appreciate and be blown away by this.
When Arnold's family stopped by the office the other day they really felt the love and support. His family could really tell what Arnold meant to all of us and why Arnold would always talk about how amazing his job was.
Thank you again for the thoughts and prayers!!
I met Arnold and spoke with him at some length at GTC -- he helped me and some team members with orders, and I asked him about a couple computer situations -- he jotted down my ID# and called me the following Monday, as soon as he got back to his office, and fixed everything. He was SO NICE and such a professional! He was smart, efficient, kind -- very service oriented. He really went out of his way to help me, and clearly enjoyed his work. I'm sure that all who knew him will be blessed by their memories of him.
Rest in peace, Arnold... It was amazing to meet you and share some great times, even though we lost contact for quite a while. You had the gift of making those around you smile from ear to ear and burst into laughter with your fun energy, vivacity, and witticism. You are one of the funnest, charismatic, and high-spirited souls I've ever met, and for that I'll never forget you, my friend.
My heart is broken and my love goes out to his family! Love you Arnold!