Sen. Dave Arnold honored

HARRISBURG – In honor of Pennsylvania State Senator Dave Arnold Jr., Gov.Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff immediately. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

Arnold, who represented the 48th Senatorial District from 2020 to 2021 in the Pennsylvania State Senate, lost his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, Jan. 17. He passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter by his side.

“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Arnold family following the passing of Senator Dave Arnold,” Wolf said. “Dave was a dedicated public servant and conscientious leader who put the people of his district first, always. He fought hard every day for his constituents, even while he was fighting a terrible disease. Our commonwealth has lost a great public servant.”

Arnold’s district included all of Lebanon County and a portion of Dauphin and York counties.

 In lieu of flowers, Arnold’s family has requested that contributions may be directed to the Penn State Cancer Institute in his honor. Checks can be made payable to Penn State University, and should include “Brain Cancer Institute Research” in the memo line.

Please mail contributions to the Office of University Development, 1249 Cocoa Ave, Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852 or go to: