Arlene Marie Patkus, 80, died on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at home. She was born in Teaneck, raised in Paramus and had lived in Marlboro before settling to Jackson 8 years ago. Arlene along with her husband, Frank would spend winters at their home in Stuart Florida. She was a secretary for Prudential for 25 years. Arlene was a member of the Garden Club at the Four Season South Knolls of Jackson and took great solace in spending time at the beach.
She is predeceased by her parents, August DeVuyst and Florence DeVuyst; and her husband of 50 years, Frank George Patkus. She is survived by her loving daughter, Mary Patkus of Freehold Township.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM with her funeral service to follow. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arlene may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or National Park Foundation, 1500 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com