William Arnold Sr.

October 17, 1936April 28, 2012

William A. Arnold, Sr., 75 of Vanport, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Friendship Ridge. He was born October 17, 1936 in Allentown, PA, son of the late Theodore and Mary Ellen (Keller) Arnold. William proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a carrier serving the communities of Vanport and Bridgewater for over 25 years. In his leisure, Bill enjoyed a variety of gaming from the casino to the bingo hall. He also liked keeping his hands busy at home improvements. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife: Marion Elizabeth (Skinner) Arnold; his daughter: Billie Jo Arnold; and two brothers: James and Theodore. William is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: William and Dawn Arnold, Jr., Monaca; David and Deborah Arnold, Ohioville; two daughters and a son-in-law: Cheryl and Randy Simmons, Vanport; Bonnie Corbin, Industry; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; his sister Darlene and former wife Linda. Friends will be received Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Military honors will be presented by members of the Beaver County Special Unit at 6 p.m.; a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Private interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of 2 Main, Friendship Ridge for their kind and compassionate care. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • Military Honors Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 1, 2012

William Arnold Sr.

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June Arnold

May 6, 2012

Dear Bonnie and all,
So very sad to hear that your dad is gone, now all 3 guys are together again. Keep the good memories in your hearts and throw away any bad ones. That is the only way to remember him. There must be one good baseball game going on in heaven with those 3 there. May God grant you his love and his peace and may he also give you all the strenth and courage to endure through this trying time. God Bless

May 3, 2012

Dave and Bill, I am sincerely sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My love and prayers are sent to you and your families during this hard time. May he be at peace . Debbie (Maderia) Lindemann.

Christine Lewin

May 1, 2012

Dave, I just talked to you at the Grand March/Prom last Friday. It was such a joyful time for our kids, and now your family is going through such a sad time. I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Please take care.

John, Cathie, Jessee, Logan, and Jared Diegmiller

May 1, 2012

In our thoughts prayers and memories

May 1, 2012

Dear Cheryl, Randy & Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Bill. He was always friendly when he would come in to the Township Building. May your fond memories provide a source of strength to you inthe weeks and months ahead.
Sincerely - Larry & Maureen Bostwick

April 30, 2012

Bonnie and Family,
I just cannot believe Uncle Bill has gone to be with my Dad and Uncle Ted. I loved him dearly, and will miss him daily.
All our Love,
Cyndy, Bill, and Cara