Frederick Perry Arnold Jr., PhD, 40, of Vestal, N.Y., formerly of Powell, Pa., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.
Born Jan. 16, 1967, in North Towanda, Pa., he was the son of Frederick Perry Arnold Sr. and Helen Ann Brown Arnold.
Frederick was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1985 and was a member of the its National Honor Society. While in high school, Frederick participated in band and chorus, and was chosen to participate in the District Band and District Chorus and Regional Band and Regional Chorus.
In the summer before his senior year in high school, Frederick participated in the Governor's School of Science held at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He received his bachelor of science from Drew University in Madison, N.J., and where he lettered in fencing. He received his doctorate from the University of Delaware.
Frederick served as a staff scientist at the University of Chicago, and director of Scientific Computing at Northwestern University, in Chicago. For the past three years, he served as an assistant professor in the chemistry department at the State University of New York, Binghamton.
He married the former Heidi Webb at the Arnold family farm in Powell, Pa.
Frederick was a member of the American Chemical Society. He enjoyed landscape photography, hiking, camping and gardening.
Surviving are: his wife, Heidi W. Arnold, at home.; his parents, Frederick Perry Arnold Sr. and Helen Arnold of Monroeton, and Powell, Pa.; his brother, Dr. Brian Arnold and his wife, Dr. Sarah Gottschalk of RR 5 Towanda, Pa.; his paternal grandmother, Carrie Arnold of Powell, Pa.; his uncles, Ronald Arnold and his wife, Barbara of Powell, Pa.; Jack Arnold and his wife, Karen of Tucson, Ariz.; Edward Arnold of Endwell, N.Y.; his aunt, Dr. Frances Anderson and her husband, Harold of Harpursville, N.Y.; several cousins; his cats, Zippo and George.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Linda Frances Arnold in 1964, his maternal grandparents, C. K. Brown in 1986 and Frances Brown in 1988 and his paternal grandfather, Gerald Arnold in 1986.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at the Powell United Methodist Church, Powell, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be private in the Powell Cemetery, Powell, Pa.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroeton, Pa. 18832 or to the Powell United Methodist Church, in care of Todd Bacon RR 3 Box 277, Towanda, PA 18848 to an animal shelter of one's own choice in Frederick Perry Arnold Jr.'s memory.
Published in Daily Review from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2007.