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Rev. David W. Arnold KINGSTON- Rev. David W. Arnold, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born May 19, 1927 in White Plains, he was the son of the late Geraldine Baldwin and Eugene W. Arnold, Jr. Rev. Arnold served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1947 and attended the De Veaux School in Niagara Falls and graduated from White Plains High School. In 1951, he graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh, with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and in 1954 he graduated from Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. with a Bachelor's degree in divinity. In 1960 he received a master's of divinity degree from Yale/Berkeley Divinity School, in New Haven, Conn. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1954 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Devine, in NYC. He served from 1954 to 1962, as priest in charge of congregations in Stone Ridge, High Falls and Rosendale, which he combined into the Parish Church of Christ the King, in Stone Ridge. He also served from 1962 to 1968 at St. John's Episcopal Church in New City and 1968 to 1992 at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Woodstock, until his retirement. Fr. Arnold was also active in fire/arson investigation. He served as chief of the Stone Ridge Fire Department, Deputy Ulster County Fire Coordinator, Chaplain of the Kingston Fire Fighters Local 461, AFL/CIO, Chaplain of the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department and instructor at the NYS Police Academy in Albany and Ulster County Community College. He married Anneke Ferguson Arnold, on Aug. 23, 1952, who passed away April 5, 2012. Surviving are his children, Michael and his wife Mary of Saugerties, Pamela Olson and her husband Michael of Shokan, Sandra Brannigan and her husband Sean of West Hurley and Deborah Arnold and her fiance Raymond Brundage of Rosendale, sister, Nancy Mehne, ten grandchildren, Julie and Michael Arnold, Christopher and Heather Benson, Bradley, Jacqueline and David Olson, Erin and Tara Brannigan, Raymond Brundage and a great grandson, Marley Brundage. Friends will be received Monday 10:30 a.m. to Noon at Christ the Kings Episcopal Church, Route 213 East, Stone Ridge, followed by the funeral at Noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ the King Episcopal; Church, 3021 State Rte. 213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484. Arrangements are under the direction of Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Jan. 5, 2013
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