Arnold B. Gore

August 13, 1918 ‒ June 22, 2007

Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Arnold B. Gore, 88, formerly of Marion died Friday afternoon, June 22, 2007 at the Pataskala Oaks Care Center.

He was born in War Eagle, West Virginia on August, 13, 1918, the son of the late Dennis and Anna (Porter) Gore.

A U.S. Navy Veteran, he made 14 trips across the Atlantic Ocean hauling gas and oil during World War II.

Arnold was both a farmer and a journeyman molder. In the 50’s and 60’s, he operated a farm just east of Palaskiville. He also worked as a foundry foreman for Cooper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon for 28 years, and lastly for the Otis Elevator Company in London, Ohio from which he retired in 1982.

At different times in his life, he resided in Marion, Mount Vernon, and Chesterville and was a member of Marion V.F.W Post 7201, F. & A.M. Chesterville Lodge 238, the Mohican Saddle Club and Hopewell United Methodist Church, both in Mount Vernon.

An avid horseback rider and trainer, he always expressed his love for horses. His love for hunting and fishing followed closely behind.

Arnold and his first wife loved their “cross country trips” to several destinations out west.

He will always be remembered as “a family man”, loving the fellowship of any type of gathering.

Arnold will be missed by his son: Al (Carol) Gore of Pickerington, Ohio; two grandchildren: Jeff (Tera) Gore of Mount Vernon and Beth Ann (Erick) Joseph of Rotonda West, Florida; three great grandchildren: David and Samuel Joseph, and Tyler Butts-Gore; two nephews: Mike and Jerry Gore and their families; and three step children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Grace M. (Lehner) Gore; his second wife: Pauline (Edwards) Gore; and his brother: William Gore.

Graveside services with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead with Mario Guliuzza officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 793 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222.

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