Hugh Montgomery Arnold, Jr., 69, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Katharine “Kay” Saffold Arnold, died Friday evening, June 19, 2015, at Hospice Savannah after a brave battle against melanoma. He and Kay shared 13 years of marriage and over 45 years of friendship.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 1946, he was a son of the late Col. Hugh Montgomery Arnold, U. S. Army (Ret.) and the late Mary Quinn Arnold. Hugh graduated from Gordon Military Academy in 1964 and the University of Georgia in 1968, where he was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. After graduating, he served in the United States Army as a Vietnamese language interpreter from 1969-1971. Hugh earned his doctorate degree in Political Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1980. He was a professor of American Government and International Relations at Clayton State University from 1980 – 2008.
Hugh will be remembered for his many fine qualities: especially his dry wit, skill and joy in the game of golf, and his love of travel.
Hugh is survived by his wife, Kay Arnold; daughter, Erin Elizabeth Alley (Jonathan); brother, John C. Arnold (Shay); nieces, Maurie Arnold Drambel (Edward) and Seale Arnold Lindsay (Andrew), and their families, and three step-children, Katharine Rapkin Cohen (Aaron), Mary Rapkin Fogo (Justin) and Paul Michael Rapkin, and their families. He is also survived by his best buddy, Newman Bassethound Arnold.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2015, at the Wilmington Island Club. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cure CP (Cerebral Palsy) – Post Office Box 81993, Atlanta, Georgia 30366.