Richard H. Arland | zz-dnp
We are heartbroken to announce the sudden death of our beloved husband, Dad and âPopPopâ.
Rich was born in Colfax, Washington, in March 1946 to Homer S. Arland and Ann Ripley Arland. In his youth he worked in the family business, Arland Motor Company.
He entered the USAF in 1967, serving 20 years in Japan twice, the Azores, England and the United States. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked a short time for SallieMae, then taught electronics to incarcerated men at the State Correctional Institute in Dallas, where he was part of the hostage negotiation team. . Active in emergency communications in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, he received the key to the town of Wilkes-Barre for helping to develop an emergency communications response vehicle.
After his retirement, he and his wife emigrated south and settled in Dacula, Georgia. Passionate about amateur radio, he had written five books for the American Radio Relay League, the last of which has been translated into Chinese.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pat; daughters, Jessie Schilling (husband, Boyd), Sugar Hill; Maja Arland, Wilkes Barre; Gwen Stanfield (husband, Kyle); and his son, Jamie McGlynn, Amarillo, Texas; granddaughter, Avalon Schilling; and great-grandson, Silas, at home; grandson, Chris Schilling; and great-grandson, Luke, Sugar Hill; granddaughter, Kielan Stanfield (husband, Skyler Ketchum); and great-granddaughter, Eloise, Grand Forks AFB, ND; grandson, Llyam McGlynn, Pringle; grandson, Kyle Charles Stanfield II, Columbia, Maryland; and grandson, Casey James McGlynn, Shavertown.
A celebration of Rich’s life will be held Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Alexander Parks Pavilion 3 (entrance on Old Snellville Road), Snellville, GA. Please come armed … with funny stories from Rich.