William I. Arnold, 89, Of Ossining, Retired From Turner Construction Co.

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OSSINING, N.Y. - William Irvin Arnold of Ossining died July 21. He was 89.

Arnold was born in St. Marys, Pa. He volunteered for World War II service while at Lenox School in the Berkshires, and shortly after graduating was at Camp Hood, Texas. He then served in the Infantry in Europe 1944 and 1945 where he was the recipient of four battle stars and a Purple Heart. Under the GI Bill he entered Harvard in the summer of 1946 graduating in three years. He joined Merritt Chapman and Scott working in heavy construction on a pier, bridge and submerged pipeline crossings.

In 1953, he joined Turner Construction Co. where he was assigned to the engineering department. He subsequently managed projects, including Corporate Headquarters for American Can, General Electric, and AT&T Long Lines. When he retired in 1990 he was their chief engineer and a project executive. In 1956, he and his wife settled in Brooklyn Heights. In 1963, they moved with their children to Ossining.

Arnold is survived by his children, William C., David W., and Susan E.; daughter-in-law, Lynne Arnold; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marijean.

Memorial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Teatown Lake Reservation and Saw Mill River Audubon.

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