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Clarence Arnold

February 19, 1933 — January 26, 2022

Exeter Township, PA

Clarence W. Arnold, 88, of Exeter Township, passed away Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 7:15 am at Penn State Health-St. Joseph Hospital.  He was the husband of Cosima (Toscano) Arnold; they would have been married for 51 years in February.  Born in Temple, Mr. Arnold was the son of the late Howard Samuel Arnold and Lottie Caroline (Kramer) Arnold.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Arnold is survived by his sons Tony C. Arnold, husband of Susan E. Arnold of Mount Penn; Alberto Arnold of Wernersville; Maurizio Arnold, husband of Luisella Ceccaroli of Italy; his grandchildren Giulia, Alessandro, Tiffany, Trevor, Hadley, Stella, Emerson and his brother Warren Arnold of Reading.  Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his siblings Richard, Arthur, Laura, Fern, Howard, David, and his son Jay A. Arnold, April 17, 2019. Clarence was a wonderful, dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was the most humble man we have ever known. He will be greatly missed and thought of daily.

Clarence served in the United States Air Force for 29 years as a Master Sergeant and power engineer during the Vietnam Era and until his retirement to raise his family. During his service, he received the following awards:  Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal with Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Service Stars, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster. Clarence was very proud and grateful to serve his county.

Funeral Service will be held at Bean Funeral Home, 6 Fairlane Road, Exeter Township, Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:00 am.  Interment with Military Honors rendered by the United States Air Force Honor Guard will follow at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends at Bean Funeral Home Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County 58 Kennel Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 in memory of Mr. Clarence W. Arnold.  Online condolences may be made at

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