Arnold Howard Maarberg

February 04, 1925 ‒ November 07, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Arnold Howard Maarberg, 83 of Betzstone Avenue, Mansfield passed away Friday, November 7, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born February 4, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York to J. Arnold and Karen (Halvorsen) Maarberg, and attended Tottenville High School on Staten Island, New York.

In 1942 Arnold joined the U.S. Coast Guard serving three years during World War II in the South Pacific. He was very proud to have several grandchildren continue in his military legacy, among them are Staff Sgt. Brian Saunier, Staff Sgt. Sean Kennedy, Spc. Margaret Kennedy Vargas, Sgt. James Kennedy, Sgt. Matthew Kennedy all serving in the US Army, and Master Sgt. Gary Stansberry, II, and Airman First Class Brittany Hott both serving in the Air National Guard.

Until his retirement in 1988, Arnold worked as a pile driver for Local Union #1456 of New York City, of which he was a member for 60 years.

He was a member of Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club of New Jersey, as well as the Masonic Lodge.

Arnold moved from Florida, where he was a member of VFW Post #8087, to Mansfield in 2006. Locally, he was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks # 56 Mansfield Lodge.

A man of many talents, he enjoyed sailing, hunting, canning, rushing, and woodworking.

Arnold is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Victor Saunier of Mansfield, a son and daughter-in-law Robert and Trish Maarberg of Jackson, New Jersey, and a daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Major Paul Kennedy USA (Ret.) of Mt. Holly, New Jersey; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, and a sister Ethel Halvorsen of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, three nieces and a nephew.

Arnold was preceded in death by a sister Karla Parsons, and one niece.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm in Grace Bible Church in Lucas. Friends may call immediately prior to the services. Pastor Marc Patterson will officiate, and interment with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Maarberg family with funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Salvation Army.