Howard B. Arrington
Howard B. Arrington

June 27, 1927 - March 24, 2007
Born in Virginia
Resided in Edgewater, MD
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Howard "Reds" Bernard Arrington, 79, a resident of Edgewater for 55 years, died of cancer March 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center surrounded by family.

Born June 27, 1927 in Roanoke Virginia, Mr. Arrington was a retired White House Plumber.
During World War II he was stationed on the USS Gilbert Islands, a CVE and saw duty in the Pacific. Two days after his discharge in 1946 he went to work at the White House, serving seven presidents before retiring in 1979. He took part in the Smithsonian's" Workers at the White House' celebrating its 200th anniversary. Life Magazine featured him in an article in 1992 which led to more than 100 radio interviews across the nation and a trip to President Truman's Library in Independence MO. He also visited the libraries of President Nixon and President Johnson.

During his retirement he worked for Bert's Garage in Mayo and was coordinator of the Cruisin Ocean City Boardwalk Parade. He was a member of Mayo United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 226, South County Relay for Life and a former member of the South River Raritan Club.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Meredith Arrington, whom he married in 1948; three daughters, Donna Clay of Greensboro MD, Bonnie Pellicot of Edgewater and Sherri Hennen of Mayo and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers Harold Arrington of New Carrollton MD and Bonner Arrington of Myrtle Beach Sc. He was the brother of the late Lauretta Jackson, Betty Jean Porter, Charles and Garland Arrington.

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Visitation
Hardesty Funeral Home-Galesville
905 Galesville Road
Galesville, MD US 20765
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Service
Mayo United Methodist Church
1011 Turkey Point Road
Edgewater, MD US 21037
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Lakemont Memorial Gardens
900 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD US 21035
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Charities

American Cancer Society
405 Williams Court, Suite 120
Baltimore, MD USA 21220