Joseph R. Arnold, 71, of Waterford, Ohio died Wednesday (July 4, 2012) at his home. He was born April 1, 1941, at Watertown, son of Albert J. and Eleanor Bauerbach Arnold.
He was retired from AEP maintenance department after many years of service. He was also a lifelong farmer. He graduated from Waterford High School. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly. He was married Oct. 21, 1961, to Linda Lou Grahame Arnold who survives. Also surviving are five children: Henry Arnold of Beverly, Becky Klintworth (Billy Allen) of Marietta, Norman Arnold and Ivan Arnold of Waterford and Nancy Lang (Gary) of Watertown; four grandchildren, Heather Klintworth of Stockport, Mitchell Klintworth of Waterford, Michael Klintworth of Beverly and Brittany Lee (Steven) of Palmer; 3 brothers, Earl and Leo Arnold of Waterford and Charles Arnold of Columbus; three sisters, Helen Cruise of Dayton, Edith Woeste of Centerville and Judy Keane of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Patrick Arnold; two brothers, Howard Arnold and Cecil Arnold; two sisters, Clara Bradley and Marjorie Schott.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly with Monsignor Robert Kawa officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com