SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Joel Arnold, who held senior executive positions throughout his career with Gray Drug, Phar-Mor and Drug Emporium, passed away peacefully on November 22 after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
Joel was a proud and dedicated graduate of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and held senior executive positions throughout his career with Gray Drug, Phar-Mor and Drug Emporium, He was an avid fan and lifetime season-ticket holder for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and the Cleveland Browns. “Most importantly, he was a loved, admired and respected husband, father and papa. These were the roles that he treasured most, and in which he will be most profoundly missed,” his family said.
Beloved husband of 65 years to Phyllis (nee Markoski); loving and devoted father of Lori Morgan (Bill) and Dr. J. Jeffrey Arnold (JoAnn); proud and adored papa of Kaileigh Strizzi (Justin), Allyson McClain (Dan), and Alana, Logan and Brooke Arnold; dearest great-grandfather (papa) of Hayden and Lennox Strizzi, and Stella and Morgan McClain. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur P. and Emma Arnold, and his brother, Hugh Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in memory of Joel to: The Joel Arnold Scholarship Fund in Pharmacy, c/o The Ohio State University Foundation, 14 E. 15th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 or the Church of St. Clare, 5659 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44124.
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