Obituary of Arlene N. Joss
Arlene Nellie Stevens Davey Joss, age 86, resident of Pulaski, formerly of Altmar, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. She was born August 19, 1933 in Syracuse, the daughter of Leon and Clara Belle Fisher Stevens. Arlene was the. Youngest of seven children. L.D. (Pete), Bruce, Bernice, Florence, William and Greta. Her parents were killed July 8, 1940 in an automobile accident by a drunk driver. She was raised by her mother’s sister, Mildred Fisher Tobin. Arlene attended school in Syracuse and graduated from Blodgette Vocational School. She previously worked for Syracuse Supply and Carrier Corp. Arlene was married to Lloyd Raymond Davey on June 1, 1958. Together they were self-employed dairy farmers that raised Jersey cows for 36 years until his passing on April 18, 1993. On October 28, 1995 Arlene was remarried to Edison Charles Joss and he passed away June 14, 2012.
Arlene attended the Vorea Community Church, the Pulaski Wesleyan Church and, most recently, the Fellowship Baptist Church in Colosse. She loved to watch her daily soap operas and game shows. Arlene was known to send greeting cards and notes to everyone, for all occasions, up until her passing. Arlene enjoyed feeding and watching her birds and planting her gardens. She was an animal lover and was happiest with a cat on her lap. She attended Pulaski’s gym, Ontario Health & Fitness for many years and stayed active in her later years doing physical therapy. Arlene cherished her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are one son, Raymond Daniel Davey of Altmar, one sister, Florence “Flo” Dickerson of Groton, NY, her brother, William “Bill” Stevens of Manlius, her Stevens family, her Tobin family, her Davey Family, her Joss family and her church family. Arlene was predeceased by her four siblings and her beloved cats, Lucky, Patches, Dusty, Teddy and her dog Princess.
The family of Arlene would like to extend a special thank you to her home health aides, Anita Rudd, Becky Brown, Pat Gibbs, Noelle Lennox, Jessie Joss Kling, Hannah Behling and Julie Joss.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arlene's memory to the United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Rd., Richland, NY 13144 or All Creatures Big and Small, PO Box 373, Lacona, NY 13083.