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Arnold A. Pietola

Died: August 28, 2013

Arnold A. Pietola was from rural Brooklyn, Connecticut, prepared at Northfield-Mt. Herman School and entered Yale in the class of ’65. His freshman year roommates on the Old Campus were James Hanson and Jerald White. He left Yale in the spring of 1962. His roommates had no further contact after he left school, but did report he was a “good guy” and “proud of his Finnish ancestry.” He returned to be part of the class of ’66, residing in Branford College.

Following his years at Yale, Arnold entered military service, largely concentrating on intelligence while stationed in Germany. He was confirmed to have graduated from Columbia University, School of Law in 1978. He worked for banks in the era of acquisition, providing estate planning, trusts, and asset management services through Fleet Bank and later Wells-Fargo in Stamford, Connecticut.

After seemingly years of bachelorhood, he entered into a long marriage to Marcela Arriota Pietola on October 12, 1983; he acquired an instant family of three step-children.

He began to encounter health problems. Following a mild stroke, the onset of diabetes, and physical limits from a broken leg, he was forced into disability. He retired from the banking business and moved to Florida with Marcela in 2007.

The cumulative effects of his physical condition lead to his death on August 23, 2013. He is survived by his wife. Contact can be made through his step-son, Enrique Arriola at enher01@yahoo.com.