In a condolence message Paul Van Nest wrote: " I was smart enough to hire Arlene as secretary in the Technology Department in the 70s, a decision we and those who followed never regretted. She was dedicated to her job, saved me from many errors and oversights, became the only one who could read Dave Wilson's writing until Karen was hired. Arlene brought fun to the department; she became our friend."
And Ron Robinson wrote: "Barb & I were shocked and saddened to learn of Arlene's passing. It was my good fortune to inherit Arlene as Secretary/Admin. Asst. in Engineering Technology at St. Lawrence College. We made a good team and "turned the ship around". Arlene had a great smile & matching sense of humour! I hope she didn't leave you with the poodle! May she R.I.P. We have lost a good person & we will miss her!"