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I knew Mike through our work as legal administrators in Cleveland and would see him at ALA conferences after he and the family relocated. I so sorry to learn of his passing. What a terrific person, a wonderful law firm administrator and a loving family man. I can only imagine how difficult this all must be to you and to your family. I'm sure you will always hold him in your heart and remember the goodness in him. My sympathies go out to you and to the entire Arnold family at this difficult time.
Jim Cowan

Posted by: Jim Cowan - Cleveland, OH - Business Friend   Aug 03, 2011

Dear Judith and Family,

I have heard Mike talk a lot about his family. I had the pleasure to work with Mike Arnold and get to know him and his character over the last few years. Mike was more than a client, but became a dear friend. He was the most awesome man and always asked me about my daughter and school. Mike and I shared the same passion for volunteering. He never ceased to amaze me by his versatile interests

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Posted by: Tracy Perry - Friend   Aug 03, 2011

I got to know Mike through our mutual work with historic neighborhoods. He was a great person that always had a smile on his face and was happy to see you. He was incredibly smart and well spoken and a great representative for historic neighborhoods across the city including his own. The city won't be the same without him.

Posted by: Brian Mack - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   Aug 03, 2011

Family of Mike Arnold: I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. I first met Mike at Ben Franklin Junior High School as we became team mates on the basketball team. We always looked to Mike for his leadship on the team. We graqduated from Newark High School in 1963 and we had just got together for our class 65th birthday gathering. It was great to see him and talked about old memories. I was surely shocked

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Posted by: Ralph F. Howard, Jr. - Newark, OH - High School Friend   Aug 03, 2011

Dear Judy & family,

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Mike and I sat next to one another at our high school 65th party dinner last year. It gave me a chance to catch up with him and enjoy his company. Mike was a great guy. He will be missed.

Tom Reed

Posted by: Tom Reed - Hillsborough, NC - High School friend   Aug 03, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a true gentlemen and will be missed. My deepest condolences for your loss.

Posted by: James Shirk - Phoenix, AZ   Aug 03, 2011

I remember Mike as being one of the most respected individuals of both our junior high and high school classes. When I last spoke with him, at a recent high school function, I was once again struck by his kindness and capacity to easily connect with others.

So very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved him.

Posted by: Karen (Householder) Cacopardo - Dallas, TX - Jr high and high school friend   Aug 03, 2011

Sorry to read about the passing of Mike. I will always have wonderful memories of him during our high school days and as a great teammate on our high school football team. My deepest sympathy.

Posted by: Don Kennon - Newark, OH - High School classmate   Aug 03, 2011

To Mike's family --

I am so very sorry to hear about Mike. He was unquestionably one of the most respected, professional, hard working, fun, devoted, caring guys with the utmost of honesty and integrity -- and the best smile and joke to tell. We met while he was a Legal Administrator in Cleveland, Ohio -- volunteered in the ALA together in many capacities. We kept in touch through the ALA conferences regularly, most recently in Orlando in May. I

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Posted by: Kris Oliveri - Colleague and Friend   Aug 03, 2011

I had the very good fortune of working with Mike for many years. He touched me in a very positive way that will stay with me forever. It is not enough to say that Mike was a great man.....he will always be remembered.

My thoughts are with the entire Arnold family and I wish you well.


Posted by: Dave Hutchinson - Atlanta, GA - Colleague and Friend   Aug 03, 2011