Fillmore --- Laverne F. ‟Buddo” Arnold of 10804 Claybed Road died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Olean General Hospital. He was born on July 2, 1927 in Hornell, a son of the late Leo and Olive Newell Arnold. On August 8, 1951 in Eden he married Carol Rice who survives.
He was a member of the former United Methodist Church of Hume where he played the piano. He was also very active in the United Methodist Men’s group.
Laverne received his Master’s Degree from Alfred University and was a Guidance Counselor for Letchworth Central School for 33 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Laureen Arnold of Hume, Ronald (Pam) Arnold of Sedalia, Missouri, Jon (Eileen) Arnold of Tonawanda, five grandchildren, a sister, Leora Arnold of Fillmore and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Clair Arnold.
A private graveside service will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore. Rev. Jamie Stevens, pastor of the Owego United Methodist Church, will officiate. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Memorials if desired to: Houghton College, c/o piano student fund