Arnold  Cantor

Obituary of Arnold B. Cantor

Arnold Bernard Cantor died peacefully on the morning of February 4, 2024. A resident of Fairfax, OH since 1975, Arnold was born on November 3rd, 1942, to Margaret Klapper and Arnold Benjamin Cantor in Cincinnati, OH. Arnold attended Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus during his elementary and high school years. He learned to love sports at a young age and participated in many different sporting activities as a youth and teen, though his passion was baseball and softball. After school, he returned to Cincinnati. His first job was with a small newspaper in Georgetown, OH after which he went to work for the Cincinnati Post which later became the Cincinnati Enquirer. With the newspaper, he worked as a Linotype Machine Operator until he retired early. Arnold met his wife of 58 years, Gloria Mae, through the Cincinnati Deaf community. They married in January 1966 and had their first and only child, Angela, in 1968. The family started on Eastern Ave. in Cincinnati then moved to Goshen, OH and moved to Fairfax, OH where he spent the rest of his life. Arnold was well-known and beloved by many of the Fairfax residents, frequenting the local Speedway several times a day for coffee and conversation. Arnold loved to compete and played softball well in to his 60’s in tournaments in Ohio and out of state. He played softball for 41 years and was passionate about the sport until the day he hung up his cleats. He was recently elected for induction into the Central Athletic Association for the Deaf (CAAD) Hall of Fame for his contributions and impact on the association’s tournaments, players, and fans. He loved to watch sports as well, especially when it came to his favorite teams - the Cleveland Browns, the Cincinnati Reds, and Xavier Musketeers. He also enjoyed watching his three grandsons compete in their many sporting activities. Arnold was very involved in the Deaf community around the Cincinnati area. For many years he was Treasurer of the Seven Hills Deaf Club of Cincinnati. Many in the Deaf community knew and loved Arnold for his sense of humor and leadership. Arnold is survived by his wife of 58 years Gloria (nee Ross); their daughter Angela Schoose (Mike); and their three grandsons Jack, William, and Matthew. He is also survived by his sister Rosie Brock (Phil) and their four children. In addition to his parents, Arnold was preceded in death by his brother Bobby. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 17th at 10AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 2501 Riverside Dr. (45202).

Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, February 17, 2024
St. Rose Church
2501 Riverside Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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