Jack William Arndt
1922 – 2009
LISBON FALLS — Jack William Arndt, 87, resident of Potter Road in Lisbon Falls died Wednesday, Aug. 19, at his residence after a long illness.
He was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Lancaster, Ohio, a son of William and Zina (Turner) Arndt. He graduated from high school in Rutherford, N.J., with the class of 1941, and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He served in the 459th Anti-Aircraft Artillery division and received the Purple Heart for an injury sustained during his service.
In 1950, he married Cynthia Belle Spear and together they raised their family. After the war, he was employed at North American Phillips, Walter Savell’s International Harvester dealership, U.S. Gypsum and also for Gene Gaton, where he worked on the farm milking cows. Through his time working for Mr. Gaton, together with his wife he started his own dairy herd and they became dairy farmers.
He was an active volunteer for the Boy Scout Troop 109 for many years and was also active with the Lisbon Conservation Committee from its early inception. During his time with the committee, he was an instrumental part of the cleanup and establishment of Beaver Park in Lisbon. He enjoyed being with his family working the farm and also enjoyed being in the woods.
Survivors include a son, Judson F. and his wife, Kathy Arndt, of Lisbon Falls; a daughter, Marjorie “Midge” Arndt of Lisbon Falls; a sister, Doryce and her husband, Lawrence Barron, of Durham; a brother-in-law, Wesley and his wife, Jackie Spear, of Lisbon Falls; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife in 1997.

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