Arnold Joseph Chimes

Arnold Joseph Chimes

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 1992 (aged 81–82)
Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 8744997 View Source
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Born to Arnold Chimo, Sr. and Ilona Helen Galbavy, at home on Buckeye Road in Cleveland, Ohio's Little Hungary - Arnold was their third child and second son.

A beautiful baby, and a handsome child, he was doted on (maybe spoiled a bit) by his Mother (who dearly loved all children).

From all accounts his family was warm and caring.

He grew up to love animals and was interested in a variety of things - school not being one of them. He had to repeat 3rd grade.

Dad's family reminded me of the story about the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - Dad's father, Arnold Sr., was a banker in Cleveland, Ohio; while Dad's uncle (and Arnold Sr.'s brother, Nicholas) was a farmer in Independence, Ohio.


As a child, Arnold was sent out to his Aunt and Uncle's farm in Independence, Ohio to help out in the Summer. From his recollections, it looked as though he was able to get in lots of playtime, in spite of having to do some "farm chores". He and his farm cousins were what are called "double cousins" - two brothers married two sisters. His time on the farm left him with a lifelong love of animals and the hopes (which were semi-realized) of being what he called a "gentleman farmer" - which I took to mean someone who farmed for fun as a hobby. When he and my mother bought 1/4 acre he was able to allow his horse crazy daughter (me) the chance to own a back yard horse. He build the stall and corral himself for me. Our menagerie included a dog, cat, chickens, lizards, fish, turtles, tortoises, pigeons, and parakeets. The "crops" were limited to tomatoes and chives. His regular job at the time was branch manager for American Savings and Loan. He was active in the community - a member of Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, and he chaired various charities including the March of Dimes.


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