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.