Elbert Clark "Jake" Arnold Jr.
WESTFIELD - Elbert "Jake" Clark Arnold Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Noble Hospital in Westfield, after a lengthy illness. Jake was a loving husband and proud father. He is survived by his wife Roberta; his sons Dean and Michael; his daughters-in-law Cristine and Meaghan; his grandchildren Seneca, Teagan, Bayleigh and Easton; and brother-in-law Jim Torpey of Kentucky. Born in Northampton, in 1946, he was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in 1968. He lived in Granby, Connecticut, from 1976 to 2015. He enjoyed a successful career in the insurance industry including 19 years at Cigna. He was the founder and President of Falcon Air, Inc. until his retirement in 2003. Jake was a champion golfer and avid life-long fisherman. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to legacy.com/obituaries/gazettenet.
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