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Obituary for James Arndt

James J. Arndt, 91, of Erie, PA passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

He was born in Erie on July 27, 1930, a son of the late William H. and Margaret (Whalen) Arndt.

Jim was a proud US Air Force veteran. He retired from the Erie Fire Department where he worked as a dispatcher. He was a long time member of the Sunflower Club, where he served as President and was part of the Board for many years. Jim was a huge Notre Dame fan. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing golf. Jim loved spending time with family especially his grandchildren and his best friend, his dog Buffy Bear.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Matthew Arndt, infant son, Robert Arndt, grandson, Sean Siira, and many brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Swartout) Arndt, his children, Kathleen Lupton (Robert), James C. Arndt (Sue), Mark J. Arndt (Maggie), Mary Walker (Bill), Maureen Arndt, Carl Hutchinson (Maryann), Gordon Hutchinson (Michelle), Terry Hutchinson (Sharon), Tina Lilly, and Karen Hutchinson, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his sister, Judith Heise (Jimmy).

A celebration of life will be held at later date. The Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Send condolences to

Donations may be made to American Cancer Society 2115 W 38th St Erie PA 16508, the Anna Shelter 1555 E Tenth St Erie PA 16511 or to the Arndt Family.