Remembrance ceremony planned for Hall of Fame broadcaster Ron Arnold

Apr 19, 2021

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.

Ron Arnold (l) receives the Veteran of the Month award from his Batavia nursing home in 2019.
Credit Parkside Luthern Church / YouTube

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.