R. Arlene Orvis, 91, of Mattydale, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Sunnyside Care Center. Arlene was born in Watertown and grew up in Sackets Harbor where she graduated in 1944 from Sackets Harbor High School. She received an Associate's Degree from Canton ATI.
Arlene retired in 1984 after more than 14 years as a Dietician at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and going camping with her family at Fish Creek State Park in the Adirondacks. Arlene was an avid SU fan and a former member of the former Calvary United Methodist church in Mattydale.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 2009 and a son, Thomas in 1994.
Arlene is survived by two daughters: Diane (Edward) DeGan of Bridgeport and Kathie Orvis of Mattydale; a brother: Donald Stevens of Rochester; two grandchildren, Jacqueline (Michael) and Allen (Amy); and her five great grandchildren: Cameron, Alexander, Natashia, Arianna, and Lucas with a sixth due in April, Logan.
The family wishes to express their thanks for the loving care from the staff at Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Memorial Services and burial will be planned for the Spring.