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Arnold A. Reiling, 93, a retired salesman and model train collector, has died

Arnold A. Reiling, 93, a retired salesman and model train collector, has died

Arnold A. Reiling, a retired petroleum salesman and model train collector who became a naturalized citizen while serving in the Army during World War II, died Oct. 28 of congestive heart failure at his home in Pikesville. He was 93.

The son of Arthur Reiling, owner of a men's clothing store, and Johanna Reiling, a homemaker, Arnold Albert Reiling was born in Bensheim, Germany, and raised in Koblenz.

"In 1937, as more classmates began arriving at school dressed in the uniforms of Nazi Hitler Youth, his parents opted to send him alone at the age of 14 to live with his uncle, Julius Roten, in New York City," said a son, Michael Reiling of Lafayette,...

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