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Arnold W. Strader

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TUPPER LAKE- Arnold W. Strader, 78, of Tupper Lake, passed away at his home on Monday, October 14. Born on May 10, 1935 in Parishville Center, he was the son of Lawrence and Helen (Stark) Strader. Arnold was a graduate of Parishville Hopkinton Central School and SUNY Canton ATC. In 1958, he was inducted into the U.S. Army serving with the military police being honorably discharged in 1960. On July 29, 1961 he married the former Sandra Simonette at Holy Name Church in Norwood, NY with Monsignor Frances McGuire officiating. Arnold joined the New York State Police in 1962, he was stationed most of his career in Tupper Lake and Raybrook working through the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. After his retirement from NYS Police Arnold worked construction for Donald E Kenison and later with RC Becker Contracting. He was a past member of the Potsdam Elks Club, Tupper Lake lions club, Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the New York State PBA and the former Association of the New York State Troopers, Adirondack Chapter. Arnold enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and vacations in Maine with family members. He is survived by four children; Scott of Ogdensburg, Kurt, Stacie and Erik all of Tupper Lake. Six grandchildren; Simonne`t, Jaden, Noah, Riley, Kylin and Trista and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are a brother Donald and a sister Carol Galient. He was pre-deceased by two brothers; Leon and Paul and a nephew Wayne. Calling hours are scheduled for Thursday, October 17th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home in Tupper Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 2pm at Holy Name Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

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