Richard “Dick” Arnold

February 03, 1937 ‒ February 20, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

GILEAD: Richard “Dick” Arnold passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 83.

He was born February 3, 1937 in Oakland, Maryland, to parents Nay & Merrill (Cooper)Arnold. A young lady named Helen McFadon caught his eye and on February 20, 1959 they married.

Dick worked at General Motors in welder maintenance before eventually becoming an instructor for the robotics field doing the hands-on teaching. He worked there for over 40 years until retiring at 63 years old in 2000. He was a civilian member of the VFW Post #8054 and AMVETS Post #87.

In spare time, he enjoyed going fishing, hunting and playing cards with family and friends. When it was card night his game of choice would be poker. When he wanted to get away, he would take the family up to the camper at Lake Erie where he would fish and enjoy time with family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Helen Arnold; children Jeffery (Paula) Arnold, Rodney (Toni) Arnold, Sharon (Larry) Plew, Melinda “Lynn” (Todd) Corwin; sister-in-law Edna Arnold; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by son Larry Arnold; brothers Donald Arnold and Willard Arnold; sister Allene Schonauer.

The Arnold family will receive friends Monday, February 24, 2020 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Dick’s life will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. Celebrant Dave Roberts will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

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  • To the Arnold family, Sorry about your loss. When I was 10 years old, one or more of those brothers did a great job remodeling my mom’s kitchen. They were all kind & gracious. They did a great job on the cabinets, etc.—perfectionists. I’m also thinking about your sister, Allene Schonauer today. She & I both worked for R.W. Webster, DDS for many years, & we became great friends. She spoke fondly of all of her brothers–such a nice family. I can’t think of Allene without sending love to her daughter, Kelly. Kelly is the best, & took great care of Allene throughout her illness. Love to all, Deb (Pearl) Bryant

  • Dickie will be missed . he was a loving man and a goid friend to everyone. Our prayers are with you all.

  • To Dicky Do’s family. What a great man he was. He did so much for us when we bought our property in morrow county. He will be missed. Now him and bobby can hang out in heaven.

  • Dear Mrs. Arnold, I know the heart pain you now have. Please accept my condolences and know I will say a prayer for you and your family today.

  • So sorry to hear this, my best memory was early 60’s, when AS I REMEMBER it, Mom
    got a call from Helen say the fermenting beer in the cellar was leaking, she sent me and Willie out there to see if we could do anything, when we got there it sounded like a firing range and oh what mess there was,

  • Helen (Sugarbabe) and family,

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers for the entire family during your time of sorrow. Dick was a wonderful man. He will surely be missed by all his family and friends. May Dick rest in peace in heaven.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. Dicky was always really fun to be around. Dicky and dad worked together for years and I know dad enjoyed every minute of it. They must have something big to work on in heaven for both of them to pass within days of each other. Godspeed Dicky!