GREENWOOD: Arnold P. Ogden, 79, of Main St. passed away unexpectedly at his home in Greenwood Saturday (Oct. 11, 2014).
Arnold was born July 20, 1935 in Clearfield, Pa. the son of Robert C. and Mildred (Bloom) Ogden. On July 22, 1971 in Rochester he married Virginia Putman who survives and resides in Greenwood. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Clair L. Ogden.
Arnold was a veteran of the U.S Air Force serving our country for 16 years. He enlisted in 1954 and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1970. He was an employee for roughly 30 years with Monroe Muffler and had worked for a number of years in Rochester and was manager of the Hornell branch for 25 years retiring in 2004. Arnold was an avid antique car lover who also enjoyed watching drag racing as well as the Pittsburg Steelers and always looked forward to watching the Little League World Series every summer.
In addition to his wife Virginia Ogden of Greenwood, Arnold is survived by a son: Gerald VanLare of Florida, three daughters: Lorraine D. (Robert) Anderson of Webster, Sarah M. Ogden (George Sanford) of Hornell and Mona (Ronald) McNeive of Versailles, MO., two grand children: Jennifer Fergueson and Jeffrey Anderson, three great grandchildren: Corey Fergueson, Addison and Alexis Anderson. Arnold is also survived by three brothers: his twin brother Ardell (Nona) Ogden of Rochester, Edward (Donna) Ogden of Olean and Dean (Carolyn) Ogden of Cleveland, TN. a sister: Arlene Venus of Pittsburg, Pa. and sister-in-law: Sandra Ogden of Hyde City, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM Tuesday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo where funeral and committal service with military honors will take place immediately following calling hrs. at 3:00 PM. Burial will be made in Bath National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Arnold Ogden’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA. 02241-7005 or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St. Johnson City, N.Y. 13790.
Online condolences and memories may be made through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.