Vincent E. Arnold, 92, of Tiffin, passed away Monday morning, June 25, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1920, in New Riegel, to Marion "Earl" and Emma (Gessner) Arnold. He married Eleanor Caroline Fitzgerald May 23, 1942.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Eleanor; three sons, John (Judy) Arnold, Willis "Bill" Arnold and Gary (Sandra) Arnold, all of Tiffin; four daughters, Diana (John) Pasko-Patterson of Old Fort, Denise (Stephen) Lawson of Bloomville, Melody (Rex) Woessner of Tiffin and Jill (Kenneth) Kubasek of Mansfield; three brothers, Gerald (Helen) Arnold of Port Clinton, Brian Arnold of Tiffin and Bernard Arnold of Bucyrus; four sisters, Helen Gilliland of Michigan, Joyce (David) Waldron and Brenda (Robert) Bullock, both of Fostoria, and LaDonna Smiley of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; great-granddaughter, Kayla Lucius in 2010; five brothers, John Wayne Arnold, John Lindbergh Arnold, Robert Arnold, Lewis Arnold and Albert Groves; five sisters, Margaret Williams, Anna Rose "Betty" Scherger, Marcella Winkler and Delores Arnold; and infant sister, Mary Arnold.
Vincent was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and was a past trustee.
He met his wife at Canteen and together they started Arnold Vending in the basement of their home in 1948. Together they raised a family and worked hard at their business. In 1966, they moved the business to the Miami Street location, where Vincent was active until 2002.
He enjoyed time with his family, reunions and his marriage to Eleanor. They celebrated their 70th anniversary together in May at the farm in Old Fort where Eleanor was raised. He was a member of United Commercial Travelers and Tiffin Eagles Club.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Hicks officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.
Friends may visit and share stories 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Hoffmann-Gott
fried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Community Hospice Care or the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.