Oct. 4, 1948 Marysville Perry County Pennsylvania, USA
Sep. 21, 2010 Marysville Perry County Pennsylvania, USA
John Howard Arnold, 61, of Marysville, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at home. Born October 4, 1948, he was a son of the late Harry and Evelyn J. (Forsythe) Arnold. Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his baby daughter, Dawn Marie Arnold; and sister, Anna Roth. Surviving John are his loving wife, Bonnie Arnold; children, Kendra Gibson, Michael Arnold, and Edina Arnold; 4 stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandsons. John was a Vietnam War veteran having served with the U.S. Army who received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 devices, 1 Overseas Bar and the purple heart. He was a member of the Marysville VFW. John enjoyed dancing and NASCAR. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 3pm on Oct. 4, 2010 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. A reception at Wesley United Methodist Church, 405 Sylvan St., Marysville, PA 17053, will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 2645 N. 3rd St., Ste 300, Harrisburg, PA, 17110-2037. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of PA, Inc.
Published in Patriot-News on September 29, 2010 (bio by: Bill Corl)