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Robert Arnold

April 1, 1951 March 26, 2011
Robert Arnold
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Arnold, Robert Charles, age 59 of Middletown passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in his home surrounded by family. Born April 1st, 1951 in Ft. Sill, OK, he was a former resident of Columbus, OH and a graduate of Whetstone High School, Class of 1969. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and, after an honorable discharge, graduated from the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, OH with a degree in Horticulture. A longtime employee of Berns' Garden Center, he was known fondly to all as �Big Bob�. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Arnold, father, Richard Arnold and brother, John Arnold. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy O'Neil Arnold and three children: Lucas, Benjamin, and Corrine. Also survived by sisters Kathryn Arnold Marcou and Christine Arnold, his step-mother Helen Arnold, his mother-in-law Marjorie O'Neil, his wife's seven surviving siblings, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Bob served for many years on the board of directors for The Ohio Nurseryman's Landscape Association. He was dedicated to his family, friends, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. An avid reader, he also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and fishing. Please join us in a remembrance and celebration of his life to be held on Sunday April 3, 2011 at Berns' Garden Center from 2:00-5:00. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society. The family wishes to express their thanks to the office of Dr. Malcolm, Hospice Care of Middletown, Atrium Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic for their dedicated and compassionate care. With sincere gratitude, we thank everyone for the many cards, phone calls, and visits during this difficult time. We are also grateful for the caring support of the Berns family and their employees.

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