July 10, 2011
Robert D. "Bob"Arnold, 58 Ham Radio Buff, Lifelong Technology Devotee (Canastota) Robert D. "Bob" Arnold, 58, of 3024 Tag Road, Canastota, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Canastota, the son of Robert and Betty Nye Arnold. Bob lived in Canastota all his life and was a 1971 graduate of Canastota High School. He had been an Audio Visual Tech at Onondaga County Community College for many years, retiring in 2003 due to poor health. Bob worked previously at Radio Shack in Oneida for many years. He enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator, and his call sign was N2JEU. Bob loved computers and enjoyed creating websites. He was recently writing a column, “Random Access,” a series for the average technology user on trends in the field, for the Madison County Courier. During the early 1990s he also hosted a Saturday morning computer call-in show on 62 WHEN that assisted listeners with problems they were having or with questions they needed answers for. Surviving are his father, Robert Arnold of Canastota; a sister and brother-in-law, Leilani “Lani” and Michael Seifert of Oneida; a niece, Buffi Delaney; two great nieces, Sabrina Collins and Nicole Clapper, and a great nephew, Jesse Clapper. Memorial services for Robert D. “Bob” Arnold, 58, of Canastota, were held Friday, July 15, 2011, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., Canastota. The Rev. William M. Wilcox, pastor of Fyler Community Church, will officiate. Calling were held prior to the service at the funeral home, 201 James St., Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to Special Olympics New York, 6315 Fly Road, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Source: Madison County Courier.