Arlene R. Skaine

Arlene R. Skaine, 88, passed away April 19, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY. She was born on February 10, 1929, to the late Floyd and Ethel Ellsworth Rulison. Arlene was married to the late John Skaine Sr. They celebrated 52 years of marriage until his passing in 2004; together they raised their family and made Gloversville their home.

Arlene will be remembered for her love of animals, needlepoint, bowling and being everyone’s “go to person.” She was employed for many years at Swears Glove Shop, Johnstown and as a nurse’s aide. Arlene worked for Dexter’s Home, Gloversville, Willing Helpers Home, Johnstown and as a private home health aide.

Arlene is survived by her children, John (Carleen) Skaine, Gail (Carl) Avery; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings, Betty (Mike) Dalleo, Phyllis (Herman) Mills, Melvin Rulison and Robert (Hazel) Rulison; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, James H. Skaine; and several brothers.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Nat Peterson. Burial will take place at Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Riverfront Mall, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Online condolences may be made online at