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Michael William ArnoldNovember 18, 2007
Troy - Michael William Arnold, 62,of Christie Street, died Sunday, November 18, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy after a battle with cancer.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late John Arnold and Monica (Mulvaney) Arnold.
He had resided in the same house on Christie Street his entire life and was educated at St. Francis deSales School and Troy High School.
Michael, known as Mr. Monitortop, spent his life restoring vintage appliances. At the age of 15, he began his business which he was still operating at the time of his death. Monitortop.com is known worldwide. Michael has been written up in the Times Union, New York Times and many magazines. He left a mark on this world and will be deeply missed by many and expressed many times how he will miss his many close friends..
He had a love for food and was a member of several gourmet food and wine organizations, including Chaine des Rotesseurs and the Escoffier Society for over a decade. Michael was also an active antique car restorer and owner and a member of the Packard Car Club of America and the Kaiser Antique Car Club and a Christian Metaphysical Minister.
He is survived by his companion of many years, Keith A. Castle of Troy, and his business partner and longtime friend, Robert Hare of Troy.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy with Rev. Gary Mercure, officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 PM.
Interment St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Michael Arnold to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211.