Steven, 73, reportedly told his father when he was at his bedside: “You are our home. You are our home.
“Thank you for my life. I love you, daddy, daddy, daddy. And then so then, and then then, what happens next … ”
Arnold leaves behind his children Steven, screenwriter Anne, marketing manager Sue and producer Nancy.
The computer engineer is also survived by his four stepchildren, 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
In a statement, her grieving children said their father “taught them to ‘love research’, ‘broaden their minds’, ‘keep their feet on the ground but reach for the stars’ and perhaps the most. fateful to look up. ”
Referring to Arnold’s love for computer design, Steven also said, “When I see a PlayStation, when I look at a cell phone – from the smallest calculator to an iPad – I look at my dad and I say: ‘My father and a team of geniuses started this’.
In 1941 Arnold enlisted as an army sergeant upon his return in 1945, he married pianist Leah Posner.
The couple welcomed their eldest Steven the following year.
Steven also credited his father with being the driving force behind him to become a filmmaker and director.
Arnold helped Steven create the movie Firelight when he was just 17.
Steven wrote, directed, filmed, edited, and composed the score for the film – which ultimately starred in a movie theater in Arizona in 1964.
Arnold – a World War II veteran – was so successful in his field of engineering that he even won the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ Computing Pioneer Award while traveling the world. to create technical gadgets.
Arnold’s death comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced his family to postpone the celebration of his life until next year.
This is in keeping with the Jewish tradition of the unveiling of the tombstone and will take place next fall.
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