Arnold L. Carpenter
1944 - 2020
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Arnold L. Carpenter

Howell - Arnold L. Carpenter, 75, of Howell, NJ, passed away on November 17th after a long illness. Arnold was born in 1944 to Ellen and Lee Carpenter and grew up in Howell, NJ. He graduated Freehold Borough H.S. in 1963 and served with the 524th Army Engineering Corps during the Vietnam War. He married Theresa Hanaway in 1970.

All who met Arnold would describe him as a fair, talented, and kind man. Through hard work, he built a successful general contracting business, Carpenter Construction, whose motto was, "Build the Legend". He was a great leader who worked alongside his men.

Arnold was a lifelong learner who enjoyed new technology and all things mechanical. He served many years as president of the Jersey Coast Radio Control Club.

Arnold is predeceased by his parents and his brother Howard Carpenter. He is survived by his wife Theresa Carpenter of Howell; brother John Carpenter; children Amy Hornbeck and her husband Chad Hornbeck, Carrie Brady and her husband Patrick Brady, Tim Carpenter and his wife Amy Carpenter, Thomas Carpenter and his wife Christina Carpenter; grandchildren Hannah, Ava, Rowan, Patrick, Mary-Catherine, Connor, Jack, Rex, Charlotte, Theresa & John Thomas.

A special thanks needs to be given to Arnold's devoted caregivers; Ancy, Cathy, Lloyd & Tim.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM funeral service at the Funeral Home on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Interment will follow in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, 299 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Freehold. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit

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Published in Asbury Park Press from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2020.
03:30 - 07:30 PM
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November 21, 2020
Dear Terry and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear about Arnold’s passing! He was a long time colleague and friend! We worked on projects over a 40 year time span! I loved his easy going attitude and his love for life. One of my fondest memories was taking our boys up into the Windriver Mountains on horseback.
He built some of the finest homes I have ever worked on. Like Arnold many of those clients today are still friends today! I will miss his white overalls and warm welcoming greetings! I will be ever grateful for having the opportunity to have rubbed shoulders with Arnold!

Please know that your family will be in my prayers!
With love,
Robert Baird
Robert A Baird
November 19, 2020
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November 19, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Lloyd Northover
November 18, 2020
I am saddened to hear about Arnold's passing. When he worked for my dad at Southard Store he was part of our family. Sending sympathy to the family. May his memory be for a blessing.
Faye Koenig Canape
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