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Past President Thomas Arlander MD dies

Reprinted courtesy of Star Tribune:

TomThomas Raynor Arlander died January 14, 2016, after a short hospital stay following complications from a stroke. He passed peacefully with family by his side.

Dr. Arlander was born in Minneapolis on December 15, 1934. He grew up in NE Minneapolis and graduated from Breck Military Academy in 1952. He attended the University of Minnesota and received his medical degree in 1959. He served three years active duty as a medical officer with the United States Navy. Upon his discharge, he returned to the University of Minnesota to study pathology. Dr. Arlander was a pathologist at North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, until retirement.

Tom was very active in the American Paint Horse Association. He served on various boards and committees both locally and nationally. In 1988, Dr. Arlander was elected president of the national organization. He continued serving the APHA long into his retirement. Tom loved to travel, read, play bridge and host Sunday night movies for his friends at Coffman, his place of residence.

Dr. Arlander is survived by brother David Arlander (Barbara), Rochester, MN; nephew Scott Arlander (Jane) Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific; niece Jodi Kloss (John) of Strum, WI; grand nephews Luke, Christopher, Kairoa; grand niece Faith; and longtime friend, Verne Greenlee, Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his brother Philip, mother Ruth Arlander and father, Dr. Clarence Arlander. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: YMCA – Camp Warren and Rochester Mayo Clinic.


About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.