Joseph Andrew “Andy” Arnold, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in his Warsaw home. He was 69.
Andy was born Dec. 24, 1947 in Warsaw. He was the son of Joseph Aaron and Doris (Vaughn) Arnold. He graduated from Warsaw Community High School with the class of 1966 and attended nearby Manchester College.
On April 4, 1971, Andy was united in marriage to Brenda Burgher in Warsaw. Together they shared 46 years, making many happy memories, and started a family which includes two daughters, Amy and Julie.
Andy faithfully served his country, entering active duty with the United States Marine Corps on February 21, 1968 in Indianapolis. He served in Vietnam and, on Aug. 18, 1969, Corporal Joseph Andrew Arnold was honorably discharged through Great Lakes Naval Station, Ill.
Having spent most of his lifetime in Warsaw, Andy was employed by United Telephone for 21 years. He retired in 1990 as a manager of the access service department. He was a faithful member of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw Lodge No. 73 F. & A.M., and American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
Those who survive Andy with precious memories to cherish include his wife, Brenda; two daughters, Amy (Matt) Weaver of Greenwood, and Julie (Doug) Ruckman of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren: Naomi and Moses Weaver and Rileigh and Grayson Ruckman; sister, Linda Arnold of Warsaw and brother, Thomas (Kacy) Arnold of Silver Lake, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends to share memories and for a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw.
A funeral service celebrating Andy’s life will take place on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, with additional visitation one hour prior. Walnut Creek’s Pastor Greg Hiatt will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Graveside military honors will be conducted by members of North Webster American Legion, Post #253.
Memorial gifts may be made to Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 2033 South 150 West, Warsaw, IN 46580 or to Goshen Home Care and Hospice, 200 High Park Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526.
The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Andy Arnold.