Bernard "Bernie" Edward Arndt, 77 years old, died of natural causes in his North Huntingdon home on January 5, 2020. He was born on February 16, 1942, to Albert Leo Arndt and Bertha Ann Bachus Arndt. Bernie proudly served in the Marine Corps for 4 years, stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and in Cuba where he received several medals and accommodations for good conduct, national defense service metal, rifle expert badge and pistol expert badge. September 1968, Bernie married, the love of his life, Luanne "Lu" Nicole. Bernie and Lu were the proud parents of one son, Richard "Richie" Arndt. Bernie's work career included a long-term employment with Beckwith Machinery and Cleveland Brothers at their Murrysville site where he worked in computer programming and software troubleshooting. Bernie loved to travel both nationally and internationally with his wife, as well as taking Lu antique shopping and to craft shows. He also enjoyed taking his sister, Bridget, gambling. He was a long-term resident of the Penns Woods community in North Huntingdon where he enjoyed sitting on his porch people watching and talking to the neighbors. He also enjoyed supporting the many events sponsored by the Penns Woods Civic Association. Bernie loved his family and his country. He was known for his sarcastic sense of humor. He is predeceased by his wife, Luanne; and his son Richie, as well as his siblings, Anna Mary Schwan, Joseph Arndt, Paul Arndt, Delores "Dee" Ley, and Walburga “Bridget” Arndt. He is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin. Those who wish to remember Bernie in a special way are asked to make a donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Marine Corps Veterans Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published January 06, 2020.