Arlene Diane Brubacher
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AGE: 61 • Harrison
Arlene Diane Brubacher, 61, born April 28, 1952, in Yonkers, NY, daughter of the late Jean Erdley & Joseph Cavanagh, tragically perished early morning on August 13, 2013, from a fire in her West Harrison, NY, home where she resided for nearly 33 years.
Early in her career, Arlene held several positions ranging from waitress to a Nabisco Cookie Company sales rep, then Zee Medical Company sales rep. She finally spanned an almost 30 year profession for Verizon Telephone Company, beginning as a customer service bureau repair & dispatch technician and finishing as a repair and installation field technician. She was devout to unremittingly providing her telephone customers with 110%, while equally remaining a proud member of CWA local 1103, before retiring in 2010. A graduate of Saunders High school in Yonkers, she later continued her higher education in business administration and management at the Westchester Business Institute.
A true artist right from her teenage years and continuing throughout her lifetime, Arlene's various talents & interests stretched from macramé, painting & pottery to modern day photography, retiring into her new found love for the internet & social media, particularly Facebook.
Arlene is survived by her only son, Robert Brubacher Jr., former husband, Robert Brubacher Sr., her stepdad, Dave Deakyne, half sister, Cynthia Lucci, and cousins Joseph, Gloria and Gloria Marie D'Onofrio and Joseph & Debra Breese.
Services to be held at Robert Auchmoody Funeral Home, 1028 Main Street, Fishkill, NY, 12524, Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 12pm-4pm with memorial services at 3:30pm. 845-896-6166.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 16, 2013