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Dean J. Arnhold

Posted 2009-06-20 by Derick Shields Eagle Scouts
Dean J. Arnhold passed away suddenly on September 4, 2004 at the age of 41. He was born on April 28, 1963 in Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Scottsdale nine years ago.

He was a fun-loving son, brother and friend. His easygoing nature, sense of humor, quick wit and ever-present smile brought him the love of many friends from all over the country. Every friendship Dean forged was lifelong; every relationship meaningful. He was a gifted athlete, excelling at skiing, baseball and hockey. Golf was his true passion, however, and he played every chance he could get. He was the envy of his golfing partners due to his ability to maintain a 3 handicap without the benefit of practice or a single lesson. But the prime aspect of his golf game was the joy he brought to every round. Whether paired with buddies or newly met "serious" golfers, his infectious sense of humor would have everyone rolling with laughter by the third hole. He was an avid fan of all sports, a loyal supporter of the N.Y.Yankees and Giants, and recently, the Diamondbacks.

Dean is survived and will be greatly missed by his soulmate Kimberly Whitten, their beloved dog, Nikki, his mother, Helen Arnhold, all of Scottsdale, his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Diane Arnhold of Winter Garden, Florida, his sister and brother-in-law, Edward and Lynn Ballinger of Scottsdale, his sister, Lisa Arnhold also of Scottsdale, his aunt, Kathleen Fleming, his uncles, Edwin and Thomas Chirgwin, all of Holyoke, Massachusetts and various cousins and friends.

A celebration of Dean's life was held on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dean's name be made to Hospice of the Valley. 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Published in The Arizona Republic on 9/8/2004.

Submitted as part of Derek Shields Eagle Scout Project.

See Also: Paradise Memorial Gardens Cemetery

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