Lawrence A. Arnold, 91, of Auburn died December 4, 2012 at Montello Manor.
He was born in Auburn, Maine on September 6, 1921 a son of the late Clarence and Enola (Leonard) Arnold. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Edward Little High School class of 1939. While at Edward Little he played basketball, football, and baseball. He than went on to earn his B.S. in Education at Gorham State Teacher's College and his Masters E.D. in Guidance & Counseling at Rhode Island College. Lawrence proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He married the love of his life Marjorie (Rolerson) on August 25, 1945. He was a principal in Sanford for Junior High and Elementary Schools, High School math teacher and Principal in North Berwick, and High School math teacher and department head of Guidance & Counseling in Warwick RI. He officiated basketball and football for 30 years in Maine and RI. He also coached high school football and basketball, drilled the band at Sanford High School in Maine and Warwick Veterans High School in RI. Lawrence loved to spend many summers at his family camp on Lower Narrows Pond in Winthrop.
He leaves his wife of 67 years Marjorie of Auburn; three sons Paul Arnold and wife, Claudia, of Pennsylvania, Robert Arnold and wife, Cindy of Rhode Island, and Bruce Arnold and wife Ana of California; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son David Arnold, a daughter-in-law Lynn Arnold; brothers: Ernest, Eldreth and Clarence Jr., sisters Dorothy Doughty and Marion Given.
The family would like to send a very special Thank You to everyone at Schooner Estates and Montello Manor for the wonderful care given to Lawrence while he was with them. Also they would like to thank all family and friends for their prayers and support.
You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Lawrence's life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com