Arlene Mary Aldenderfer

Arlene Mary (Keller) Aldenderfer, of Port Orange, Fla., passed away at her home on June 9, 2013. She was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Lynn, Mass., to Henry and Florence Keller. Her dad died when she was 9 years old, the eldest of four children. She was raised in Williamsport, and on April 7, 1942, she married John “Jack” Aldenderfer.

After four years as an Army couple, the pair settled in Williamsport and raised four children.

Arlene was primarily a mom and homemaker, but she also worked for the Williamsport Area School District for 20 years. She and Jack retired to Port Orange in 1978 where they became active as volunteers at the Port Orange library and the newly founded Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

Arlene was quietly efficient. She enjoyed playing cards and entertaining friends. She was an outstanding cook and no one left their home hungry.

Arlene is survived by the one and only love of her life for 71 years, Jack, and four children, J. Michael and his wife, Jackie, of Port Orange, David and his wife, Michaline of Williamsport, and Judy and Rita of Port Orange. She also has eight grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held June 13, 2013, at Our Lady of Hope in Port Orange, Fla., and interment followed at Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach, Fla.

Submitted by family.