Arlene Ruth Tuff

Arlene Ruth Tuff

Oct 13th, 1927 - Feb 11th, 2018
  • Birth Date: Oct 13, 1927
  • Death Date: Feb 11, 2018
  • Funeral Date: Feb 22, 2018
  • Location: Owens Funeral Home Chapel
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Arlene R. Tuff was born in New York City’s Harlem Hospital on October 13th, 1927. She was the daughter to Grefeld 
Marshall and Mae White and the first of five children.
Arlene attended P.S. 90 in Harlem, Junior High School 136 and Seward High School. She graduated from Queens 
College with a  Bachelors Degree in Education.
Arlene met James Tuff and was joined in holy matrimony on June 29th, 1947. There were five children  born to this union Harry “Ricky”, James “Artie”, Janice, Alan and Eugene. Arlene was employed by the Board of Education where she held many positions. She then left the board of Education and worked for New York City Department of Health, she was very active with their union, Local 768. She also was involved with AARP and she was the secretary for The African American Day Parade and many other civic organizations.  Arlene loved to cruise, cruise and cruise some more! She will be missed by many.
She is survived by four children, Rickie, Artie, Janice and Eugene, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ziona Tuff
Jan 9th, 2019 9:33 am
Willie Eva Zellars
Apr 27th, 2018 12:38 pm
So sorry to fine out that my dear friend of many, many years has gone on to meet the Lord. May she rest in peace, my prayers to the family whom she loved dearly.
Kathy carter
Feb 27th, 2018 6:35 pm
My condolence to the family, I will miss Ms. Tuff
Gloria A Moore
Feb 22nd, 2018 7:22 pm
My condolence to the family, Ms. Arlene Tuff was love by all. She was a people person no matter how she feel she was always giving a helping hand to all. Ms. Tuff was an outgoing individual. She was always on the go she did not let nothing stop her. I going to miss our talks over the phone. She leave behind her legacy to all individuals, she was definitely a role model for all that knew her. My prayers to the Tuff family to stay encourage, she is in God hands.

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