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Irvin M. "Pete" Arnold, 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Westminster Village, Allentown.
He was born in Selinsgrove, a son of the late Irvin R. and Jennie A. (Oberlin) Arnold. He was married to the former Lorene M. Heinly with whom he celebrated 71 years of marriage.

Before retiring in 1981, he worked as an industrial engineer for Western Electric for 35 years.
He was a member of Wesley Church, Bethlehem, a member of the Bethlehem Boating Club for 45 years, and one of the original members of the Allentown Chapter of the Quiet Birdmen. During the 1960s, he organized air shows at Queen City Airport and for 35 had been a private pilot. He was a Ham operator and a member of the Amateur Radio Club.
During World War II, he served in the Army and was a member of the 25th Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized and was a lifetime member of the VFW.
Pete also had a fine skill for woodworking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Susan Arnold Bowles and husband, John, of West Chester, Shirley Arnold, of Bath, and Barbara Arnold McComb and husband, David, of Whitewater, Wis.; two sons, Robert H. and wife Sharon, and William M. and his wife Deborah Appler, all of Bethlehem; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one son, Richard S.; and sisters, Marion Heaton Rising and Vivian Johnson Brown.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St., Allentown, followed by the funeral at 10:30. Burial with military honors will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 27 at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St., Allentown. Calling will begin at 9:30 AM and burial with military honors will follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park

Contributions can be made in memory of Pete to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, c/o the funeral home.
Published on January 25, 2018
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