Paul J. Arnold
November 08, 1956 ‒ June 17, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Paul J. Arnold, age 59, of Mount Vernon, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was born on November 8, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Arthur and Mary G. (Barrett) Arnold. Paul was a 1974 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and in 1979 he graduated with a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Education from Case Western Reserve University. In 2004, Paul earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Ashland University.
Paul was a chemistry and astronomy teacher for 33 years and for the last 29, he taught in Mount Vernon City Schools before retiring in 2012. Paul took great pride in educating young men and women. He was a member of the National Education Association, Ohio Education Association and was National Board Certified as a teacher of chemistry.
Paul was extremely devoted to his faith and belief in his Lord. He was a member of the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene where he served as treasurer for ten years and also worshipped with Bible Study Fellowship International.
Besides his father he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen (Allenby) Arnold, his children, Julie Marie (Jon) Taylor of Mayfield, Ohio, Christine Elizabeth Arnold and Michael Wong of Hong Kong and Nathaniel Joseph Arnold of Mount Vernon, three brothers, Bob (Linda) Arnold of Germany, David Arnold of Lakeland, Florida, Richard (Bridget) Arnold of Newport News, Virginia, four sisters, Beth Arnold of Greenville, Ohio, Peggy Hanna of Belleville, Michigan, Carol (Tom) Mark of Miami, Florida, Pat (Ben) Durbin of Danville and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Friends may call on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Scott Sharpes officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service in Amity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, PO Box 1270, Mount Vernon, Ohio for the Paul J. Arnold Science Scholarship Fund (www.mvkcfoundation.org), Knox Community Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 1330 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd, Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
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