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Arlyene Meyer Lusk, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Arlyene was a native of Long Eddy, N.Y., and a Yorktown resident since 1980. She was employed as a contractor at NASA for more than 30 years, most recently as an I.T. project manager. Mrs. Lusk was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
Arlyene, the first-born daughter of Vernon and Nena Meyer, was a thoughtful and protective wife to her husband, Dick, and a loving and caring mother to her children, Lisa and Richard. Above all, she was an intensely devoted grandmother who took tremendous joy through being active in the lives of her precious grandchildren, Blakely and Logan. She was known for her soft-spoken manner, her warm sense of humor and her enormous generosity. Her passions in life were taking care of her cat, Ashlee, painting, traveling with her friends, and spending time at the beach with her beloved family. Arlyene was deeply adored and greatly admired, and her absence will leave a hole in the hearts of many.
Arlyene is survived by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Lusk; daughter, Lisa Lusk Coughenour, and her husband, Rick, of Yorktown; son, Richard Vernon Lusk, and his companion, Toni Schiavon, of Hayes; two grandchildren, Blakely Anne Gianna Coughenour and Logan Tyler Coughenour; two sisters, Nancy Hillriegel, and her husband, Phil, and Darlene Farley; and three brothers, Vernon Meyer, and his wife, Patricia, Vincent Meyer, and his wife, Lee, and Bradford Meyer, and his wife, Holly; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be held at 4 p.m. following visitation. The family also will receive friends at the church following the service. Arlyene’s burial will be held in the Meyer Family Cemetery in Long Eddy, N.Y.
Arlyene was a strong believer in the importance of Catholic education. In memory of her conviction, in lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Peninsula Catholic High School.
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