A Celebration of Life service has been announced for Hall of Fame "Distinguished Broadcaster" Ron Arnold. He died of complications from COVID-19 on Christmas Eve at age 87.
A remembrance was delayed because of the pandemic. It is now planned for Saturday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Parkside Lutheran Church in North Buffalo.
Interment to be held privately at Arlington National Cemetery. Arnold enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952 and was shot while serving in Korea, earning him a Purple Heart.
His entire career epitomized the term "public service," according to his Buffalo Broadcasters Association profile.
His award-winning career started as a radio reporter at WKBW, WEBR and later WBEN. He then went on to television at WBEN-TV and finished as a documentary reporter for WNED-TV.
For the last several years of his life, Arnold resided at the Veterans Home in Batavia.
Arrangements are through the Delaware Chapel of Amigone Funeral Home.