April 13, 1931 – March 9, 2019
Arlene Okin, 87, Beloved wife of the late Harry M., passed away March 9, 2019. Daughter of the late Sam and Sophie Feldman. Loving mother of Roger (Annette) Okin, Stacey (Loren) York, and Larry (Carol) Okin. Beloved Grandmother of Aaron (Minna), Sara (Joel), Bethany, Matthew, Jamie, and Ryan. Great-Grandmother of 4. Dear Sister of Bunnie (Martin) Kasson, and the late Marjorie (Alvin) Amster, the late Nathan (Selma) Feldman, and the late Meyer (Shirley) Feldman. Sister-in-law of the late Bernard (Sandra) Okin, the late Dolores (Sandor) Klein, and the late Rose Simon. Proud Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 10AM at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For additional information and to send condolences, visit www.greenacresmortuary.net.
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
March 13, 2019
I’ve been lucky to know the York family for a number of years. Of course, hanging out with the Yorks means that I was introduced to Bethany and Jamie’s grandma Okin a number of times. She would always comment how tall I was and that she was happy someone with my height was hanging around Bethany to protect her.
What’s funny is that, how she saw me is exactly how I saw her - she was a protector. She was the guardian of her family and she went out of her way to make me feel included and comfortable. To her family wasn’t just blood, it was your neighbor, a member of your synagogue, and even your granddaughter’s good friend. She made this world a better place with that type of mentality. I can only hope to do the same in my life. RIP Grandma Okin.
Cheryl & Bill Shumate
March 12, 2019
Sending you all our love and prayers.
Love Billy, Cheryl, Nikki and Josh
March 11, 2019
Sending my condolences to the Okin, Feldman, York families.