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Thomas Joseph Arnold

January 1, 1929 — March 4, 2024

West Chester, PA

Thomas Joseph Arnold

     Thomas Arnold, 95, of West Chester, PA passed on March 4, 2024 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of the late Mary C. Arnold, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.  Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Thomas Arnold and the late Carolyn Martina (Schmidt) Arnold.


     Survivors include his two sons, Clarke Arnold of West Chester, PA and Stephen Arnold of Astoria, Oregon; three granddaughters, Molly Arnold, Katie Arnold, and Megan Arnold; one grandson, Michael Arnold; and his two great-grandchildren, Thomas Arnold and Grace Arnold.


     Thomas graduated from Syracuse University in 1953 and earned his MBA in 1967 from San Francisco State.  He served our country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne.


     Thomas worked in business for 20 years and had a second career as a college professor. He taught at various colleges including Philadelphia Community College, Ursinus College, and West Chester University and was also the chairman for the business department for Beaver College (Now Arcadia University).  


     He was a friend of the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester.  Thomas was an avid fencer and coach.  In his free time, he became a stamp collector, poet, storyteller, and built and painted toy soldiers from scratch. Thomas loved to travel and saw much of the world with his late wife.


     A memorial service celebrating Thomas’ life will be held privately for the family and close friends.  To leave a condolence for the family, please visit

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