Richard H. Arndt

May 29, 1929 - Oct. 24, 2007

Richard H. Arndt of Waukesha, formerly of Lenox, Mass., died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at age 78. He was born May 29, 1929, the son of August and Maria (nee Christiansen) Arndt.

A former resident of Bay View, he was a graduate of Bay View High School. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a masters degree in electrical engineering. He was employed with General Electric for 27 years. He then worked for S & C Electric in Chicago and also for RTE/Cooper Power in Pewaukee until his retirement in 1991.

After retirement, he stayed active and worked as a consultant for many years. He was a member of the Berkshire Hillsman Barbershop Chorus in Lenox and was a founding member of the Lenox Volunteer Ambulance Squad. He worked on the governors council helping develop a law in Massachusetts for disabled children.

Richard is lovingly survived by his wife, Cynthia (nee Cotter) Arndt of Waukesha, formerly of Madison; his five children, Ellen (Richard) Mendel of Lenox Dale, Mass., William of Waukesha, Katherine (William) Birdsall of Milwaukee, David (Dawn Duellman) of Waukesha and Kevin of Milwaukee; and his five grandchildren, Rebecca Field of Los Angeles, Connor and Jack Birdsall, and Jacob and Matthew Arndt. He is further survived by his brother-in-law, Tim (Connie) Cotter of Waunakee, along with several nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Patrick (Ruth) Cotter.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 3 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 28, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to The Sierra Club, 8112 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 108, Milwaukee, WI 53213; the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, Inc., 1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202; or the Lenox Volunteer Ambulance Squad Townhall, Six Walker St., Lenox, MA 01240.

For more information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave condolences.