Michael John Arnold

Born: Fri., May 25, 1951
Died: Thu., May 3, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., May 09, 2018
Location: Harrisville

Prayer Service

11:15 AM to 11:15 AM, Thu., May 10, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Thu., May 10, 2018
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Michael J. Arnold, 66, of Maple St., Harrisville, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, following complications from heart surgery.

Born May 25, 1951 in W. Carthage, NY, the eldest of five children and the son of Francis and Barbara (McMahon) Arnold, he graduated from Harrisville Central School in 1970.

Following high school, Mike attended Canton ATC, and later enlisted in the US Marine Corps on October 12, 1971 and served with CommCo, 3rd Marine Division until he was honorably discharged as a Corporal on July 16, 1973.

Shortly after his military service, he went to work at Fort Drum, holding a variety of positions in different departments over the years, including that of heavy equipment operator in the base’s Department of Public Works, the position he still held at the time of his death.

He married Tammy R. Gibbs on October 8, 1994 in St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville.

He was a life-long communicant of St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville, and was a member of the Black River American Legion.

Mike was an avid outdoors man, who loved camping and just being outside working around his home. A life-long NY Yankees fan, he also loved the New York Giants, and enjoyed attending Red & Black Football games. None of his favorite pastimes compared to the enjoyment he experienced watching his daughter play soccer during her high school years or going out to a movie and then to dinner with his wife and daughter. He wore the ever-present pride and love he had for his daughter, Elizabeth, on his sleeve, as was evident every time he found himself in a conversation with anyone about her.

Surviving besides his wife, Tammy, are his daughter, Elizabeth R. Arnold of Harrisville; three brothers, Patrick (Patricia) Arnold, of Camillus, NY, Paul Arnold, of Maryland, and Thomas (Kelly) Arnold, of Atlanta, GA; his sister, Judy (Bruce) St. Lawrence, of Middlesex, NY; his mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Loretta and Paul McDermid, of Deer River; his father-in-law, Dayton Gibbs, of Carthage and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by both his parents.

Mike’s funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, beginning with an 11:15 a.m. family Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, 14187 State St., Harrisville, followed by a 12 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Solanus Church, Harrisville, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. A private burial will be in St. Francis Solanus Cemetery, Harrisville at a later date.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, May 9th, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Harrisville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Francis Solanus Church, Harrisville.

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Aunt Kay
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018
Tammy and Elizabeth,
I always enjoyed listening and laughing at stories with you all on holidays and family gatherings. Looking at photos only confirmed by the smile on Mike's face of the love he had for you both, and the pride and joy he had in his family. My heart hurts for you both. Love, Aunt Kay

Dave Burdick
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018
Please accept my condolences.I worked with Mike at Fort Drum and always was a pleasure working with him. He will be greatly missed.

Lynne Ford Duran
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
So sorry to hear this.... we reconnected a few years ago at the Methodist Church supper and had a good chat.... I have fond memories of sitting around the table with Mike, Gram, Barbara, Verne, Norma and Marion... a lot of love and laughs...thinking of you all during this difficult time....Lynne

Debi Weatherford
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Debi Weatherford

Heather M. Andresen
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
Tammy and family,
Our deepest condolences. We have many fond memories of living next door on Maple Street. Please know you are in our thoughts.

Heather Andresen, Bonnie & John Martin

Mark & Kelly Ritz
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
So very sorry for your loss, with deepest sympathy,
Mark & Kelly Ritz

Trudy Clay
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
Tammy and Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Just losing my husband in February I know how hard this is for you. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Mike was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed the times we would run into each other and just talk. We all had such a great time when we all worked together. I pray you will find peace and comfort in God. I love you Tammy.

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