Arnold D. Macdonald, 92: Avid sailor, gardener

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SCARBOROUGH — Arnold D. Macdonald, 92, formerly of Hingham, Mass. and Providence, R.I., died peacefully on Aug. 23.

He was born in Providence, R.I., on Feb. 12, 1917, the son of Susie Ada (Arnold) Macdonald and Harold C. Macdonald.

In 1939, he graduated from Brown University.

During World War II, he served as a First Lieutenant on the U.S.S. Muskogee in the South Pacific during the battle of Leyte Gulf, and later in the Philippines.

After the war, he worked for Gorham Silver, International Silver, and Argus Camera.

He later founded the Heritage Flag Company in Boston, a business which his daughter, Amy, continues to operate.

He was an avid sailor and gardener whose greatest joy was his children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother, Elmer C. (“Bud”) Macdonald.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Jean Scattergood Macdonald; his son, Arnold Cranston Macdonald, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Jeanne Moore, and their family, James Michael Roux Jr., Angus Moore Macdonald, and Luke Moore Macdonald; his daughter, Amy Jean Macdonald and her partner Francine V. Rivkin; his son, Alan Scattergood Macdonald, wife Amy Hurite Macdonald, and their children, Andrew Scattergood Macdonald, Christopher Hurite Macdonald, and Ian Daniel Macdonald; and his sister, Barbara Macdonald Wiecks.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at St. James Episcopal Church, 8 Winslow Homer Road, Scarborough at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, with a reception to follow at the clubhouse of the Prouts Neck Country Club.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.