John L. Arnold, 87, husband of 61 years to Conna Mae Brooks Arnold, of Mattabasset Drive, Meriden, CT passed away Oct. 27, 2010 after a brief illness. He was born in Catawba, OH May 8, 1923 a son of the late Pearl and Mary Jewett Arnold, and resided in Ohio before moving to Meriden in 1972. He proudly served in the US Army during WW II with the 101st MP Batallion in Italy from 1943-1945. Mr. Arnold was employed as a manager with the Thompson Grinder division of the Waterbury Farrel Co. until 1986 and then with the Edro Mfg. Co. until 1989. He was a 60 year Mason having been Master of the Mechanicsburg Lodge #0113 F & A.M. in Ohio, and in Meriden he has been a long time member of the Meridian Lodge # 77 A.F. & A. M. John also was a member of the Arabian Shrine Club, Meriden, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Lodge Council Chapter Consistory, Valley of Dayton. He enjoyed playing golf in the Waterbury Farrel golf league, the NY Yankees, Ohio State football, and meeting his buddies for coffee. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Gregory Brooks Arnold and his wife Judy of Centerville, OH, Gary L. Arnold of Meriden, and two grandchildren, Carly Brooks Arnold and Garen Jay Arnold. He was predeceased by a sister Christina Standley. Friends may visit with his family on Saturday Nov. 6, from 5-7pm at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave. Meriden, CT. A Masonic Service will be followed by Military Honors presented by the Antique Veterans of Meriden. His family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Mid-State Medical Center, Meriden Care Center, and special thanks to the Franciscian Home Care. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Alzheimers Assoc., CT Chap., 279 New Britian Rd. Suite 5, Kensington, CT 06037.

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  1. Connie Gregory and Gary,Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you for your great loss. We have many fond memories of John. He

  2. Our deepest sympathies to the Arnold family at this time. John will be missed by so many of the people whose lives he touched. Ron remembers Old Timer’s Days at Yankee Stadium with John. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  3. Sorry of your loss. I have many fond memories of John and his family. From when he left home for the service and during his time away from home, as well as many special events in his life.

  4. Connie, Gary, Greg and Judy–We will miss big John–such a fine and good friend and .in-law.. Our memories are wonderful of good times together. You are loved. Dorothy and Dick Splittorf

  5. My sympathy is extended to the family and friends at this time: May the words found in God’s words the Bible be of comfort to you. Isaiah 25:8; John 11.25; Revelations 21:4,5.

  6. Connie,Gary,Greg,Judy,Carly and Garen….I will truely miss .the Sheriff..He was a wonderful man whom I will always remember for his friendly teasing,his harmlesss flirting and he was the man who continued to call me by my childhood nickname after my own parents passed away!!! I will miss that but above all, I will miss him!!Love you all!!

  7. Connie,Gary,Greg,Judy: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your many fond memories give you strength. John was a fine husband, father and friend who will be missed by all who had the fortune to know him.

  8. To the Arnold Family, May your hearts be filled with all the years of joy, laughter, & love that you enjoyed through out John’s life. My thoughts are with you. Sandy Stuart

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