Robert D. Arnold
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Robert D. Arnold, 78, of Emmaus, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021. He was the husband of Louise I. (Brophy) Arnold. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Myrtle V. (Schmick) Arnold.

A graduate of Emmaus High School, he attended Berklee School of Music and graduated from Temple University in 1966. He enlisted in the Army and was selected as a member of the U. S. Army Field Band. He also toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Upon returning to Emmaus, he became a piano tuner and technician, a profession he practiced for over forty years.

Throughout his life he continued performing and sharing his musical talents playing piano and teaching piano privately and as an adjunct instructor at Muhlenberg College. He also served as musical director and arranger for the contemporary service at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, of which he was a long-time member. For a period of time he also ran Lehigh Burial Service.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Daniel R. of Earlysville, VA; daughter Susan Arnold Yoder and her husband Jonas of Springfield, PA; sister Emily Dreas and her husband Carlton of Emmaus; and a grandson Benjamin Yoder.

Memorial services to honor Robert's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown. www.trexlerfuneralhome.com

Contributions can be made in his memory to: Young People's Philharmonic of the LV, PO Box 1614, Bethlehem, PA 18016 or a charity of your choice that supports young musicians.

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Published in Morning Call on Apr. 22, 2021.
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May 7, 2021
Louise and Family, Sending love and sympathy for the loss of Bob. Such nice memories come floating back: his wonderful and gentle piano music seemed to radiate from his personality. Always with a sense of purpose and a smile did he walk the halls of Holy Spirit. Cherish so many thoughts and memories.
Pam Bonina
Coworker
April 23, 2021
We had the pleasure of being Bob’s neighbors for the last 14 years. We will miss our little chats with him (and his faithful 4 legged companion Flip) on our walks around the neighborhood. We affectionately referred to Bob as the mayor of our part of town because he always had the latest info and that’s because he would take the time to stop and talk with people. We’ll also miss hearing him tickling the ivories in the warm weather months when the windows would be open. Such a kind and friendly person. The world needs more like him. Rest In Peace Bob.
Dave and Kim Trexler
Neighbor
April 22, 2021
Emily and family: So sorry to read about the death of Your brother.
Mary Ann Miller
Acquaintance
April 22, 2021
Sir,
Thank You for Your service to our country.

God Bless You!
God be with your family!

Sincerely,
A Grateful US Citizen
April 22, 2021
Thank you for your service to our country.

Rest In Peace.
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