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Adeline Kathleen Arnold

AGE: 89 • formerly of Aberdeen

Adeline Kathleen Arnold, 89, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at home with her family. A devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother, Adeline spent 48 years as a resident of Aberdeen, where she was an active member of her community and a tireless advocate for the environment.

Born Adeline Kathleen Daley in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 8, 1924, she was raised in Queens, NY, received her Bachelors degree from Queens College, her Masters from New York University, and later taught third grade. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in the 1950s, married Henry Arnold in 1960, and moved to Matawan Township/Aberdeen in 1964 where she raised her three sons. In 2012, she and her husband relocated to Sparta, where she enjoyed reading, walking and spending time with her family.

As a young woman, Mrs. Arnold became interested in environmental issues and began to volunteer her time to preserve and protect our natural resources for future generations. She served for 35 years on the Aberdeen Township Environmental and Shade Tree Advisory Board, 22 years as its chair. In 2009, she was honored for 31 years of service on the Monmouth County Solid Waste Advisory Committee when the Board of Freeholders proclaimed "Adeline Arnold Day" in Monmouth County. She was also an active member of the League of Woman Voters of NJ, researching and writing about the importance of water and wetlands. Additionally, Adeline was an involved member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County for many years. She taught Sunday school and meticulously gardened around the property. She also counseled youth who were sentenced to community service, often directing them in environmental service projects.

Adeline is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years, Henry C.F. Arnold of Sparta; her three sons and daughters-in-law, Christian and Gabriela of Sparta, Robert and Mary Beth of McLean, VA, and David and Sandi of Bridgewater; her nine grandchildren, Mario, Carlo, Juliana, Pablo, Matthew, Allison, Daniel, Justin and Lauren; and her sister, Edna Harkins of New Bern, NC.

A thoughtful and deeply caring woman, Adeline selflessly gave her time and her efforts to enrich and sustain her family, her community and the Earth. Her quiet voice will always be remembered for the powerful example she set. A memorial celebration in her honor will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 15, 2014.
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January 30, 2014
Addie you are a light that continues to guide us. Thank you for your many teachings and for all your unconditional love.
Gabriela Arnold
January 21, 2014
I met Adeline only recently, when she started attending the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sussex County in Newton. We enjoyed coffee and goodies together, along with conversation, after Sunday services. I didn't know about all of her many contributions, but it was clear she was a loving person and a caring citizen of planet Earth. She will be missed.
Carol Vermilyea
January 18, 2014
I knew Adeline from her contributions to the Water Committee
of the League. She added a great deal of knowledge to the
other members of the League and we will miss her.
Our condolences to her family.
Diane Amster
January 17, 2014
Iworked with Adeline on the League of Women Voters Water Resources Committee, she was the rep from Matawan and I was the rep from Holmdel. We worked with Kay Rippere, who was the wonderful, knowledgeable county chairman. Adeline was a joy to work with, soft spoken, knowledgeable, and a hardworker. She will be sorely missed by the environmental community.
Sede Spang
January 17, 2014
Adeline was simply one of the best people I've ever known. Hers was a life to emulate.
Jane Meggitt
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