Arnold Richard Allen Arnold, 90, passed away on July 18, 2013, at Kobacker House following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Richard was born to Harley and Maybelle Arnold on February 9, 1923. He leaves behind his loving wife of 70 years, June Arnold. He is also survived by sons, Michael (Judy), Jeffrey (Betty), and Stephen (Kathy). Richard was loved dearly by nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by brothers Gene and Irvin, and special granddaughter JoEllen. Richard was an Army veteran of WW II and later was employed by Refiners Transport and Terminal (RTT) and was a member of Teamsters. Richard's life was surrounded by family and friends as he enjoyed camping, traveling and celebrating the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville on Sunday July 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will rejoice Richard's life on Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Delaware, Ohio. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. The family would like to thank the very caring staff at Kobacker House for their support and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Ohio Health Hospice, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 20, 2013