Michael Arnell, 94, jeweler, pilot, former resident

Michael N. Arnell, formerly of Ridgefield and Norwalk, died in Las Vegas, Nev. after a brief illness. He was 94.

Mr. Arnell, who lived in Ridgefield from 1964 until 1982, was a master jeweler and enjoyed snow skiing, boating and was a private pilot.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Arnell of Las Vegas; his sons Alan Arnell (wife Susan) of New Milford,  James Karns of Danbury, and Matthew Arnell of Florida; grandsons Miles Arnell and Matthew Arnell.

There will be no local service. Interment will be in Cleveland, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers -the family requests a contribution be made to any Alzheimer’s research organization.