Elliott “Tinker” Arnott, Sr.



Elliott “Tinker” Arnott, Sr. of Coldenham, Owner of Arnott Plumbing and Heating, Coldenham and a lifetime resident of the area passed away surrounded by his family at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  He was 85. 

The son of the late Samuel and Helen Wilson Arnott, he was born October 16, 1934 in Coldenham.

He was a member of Coldenham-Newburgh Reformed Presbyterian Church, Coldenham, NY. He was a member of the Wallkill Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 627, a Life Member of the Coldenham Fire Department and a member of IUOE Local 825. He is also a member of the Coldenham Cemetery Association.

Survivors include his wife, Vernice “Neecy” at home; daughter, Patricia  Babiarz and her husband, Frank; daughter Jennifer Francisco and her husband Stephen; sons Elliott  Arnott, Jr. and his wife Patricia and Frank  Arnott and his wife Megan; grandchildren: John Kool, Jason Kool, Cynthia Delaney and her husband Ed, James Wilson and his wife, Lindsey, Lee Wilson and his wife Kate, Frank Babiarz and his wife, Zuleyka, Valarie Rydberg and her husband, Damien, Shawn Arnott and his wife, Victoria, Jacob Wilson and his wife, Mercedes, Dylan Arnott, Patrick Arnott and his wife, Heather, Allison Arnott, Kelly Arnott, Avery Britt, Macy Britt, Ryan Britt and 19 Great Grandchildren; sister, Joan Alther and her son Edward Alther and his faithful dog, Jack 

He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Donovan and her husband William, Brother in law, Lee Alther, Brother in law Robert Tompkins, Son in law Dale Wilson, and dearest good friends, Frank and Joan Buetefish. 

The family would like to give a special thank you to “The Heather Team” from Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, and Pastor Charlie Leach.  

Graveside funeral Services were held on Monday September 14, 2020 at 1130 am at the Coldenham Cemetery, Coldenham. Rev Charlie Leach will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Coldenham-Newburgh Reformed Presbyterian Church, 469 Coldenham Rd., Walden, NY 12586 and/or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550, in Elliott’s memory. 

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.


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