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Patricia J. Arkilander, age 90, of E. Jamestown Rd., Greene Twp., passed away on Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016 in White Cliff Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

Mrs. Arkilander was born in Greenville on November 24, 1925 to Ben and Thelma (McClimans) Uber.  She was a graduate of Penn High School and Thiel College. 

She was employed as a teacher in the Reynolds School District for many years. 

Patricia is survived by a son, Bruce McDougall of Greenville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Arkilander, and a brother, Edward Uber.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday July 12, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm  in Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercer County Humane Society, 3005 E. State St., Hermitage, PA 16148.

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16 Comments

  1. Lisa Paul (Russell) Lisa Paul (Russell)
    July 8, 2016    

    Sorry for your loss fond memories of
    Her in my high school days.

  2. Michelle Derr Quintanilla Michelle Derr Quintanilla
    July 8, 2016    

    Sorry for your loss she was a wonderful teacher

  3. Diana (Thomas) Eperthener Diana (Thomas) Eperthener
    July 8, 2016    

    You have my deepest sympathy. She was one of my favorite teachers. I remember a trip to Harrisburg to participate in student government. We had a great time but while we were there the Three Mile Island incident occurred. She never panicked but kept us all calm. We finished the weekend and came home safe and sound!

  4. john juriga john juriga
    July 8, 2016    

    My sympathy, Bruce, for the loss of your mother. She was my Pennsylvania history teacher at Reynolds Junior High in the 1967-68 school year.

  5. Denise Homer -Darling Denise Homer -Darling
    July 8, 2016    

    Sorry for your loss, many memories from civics class. She loved her horses. One of my favorite classes.

  6. John Tofan Class of '86. John Tofan Class of '86.
    July 8, 2016    

    Sympathy from the Tofani family. Lots of fond memories from her class at Reynolds.

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 8, 2016    

    She was my civics teacher. We shared,a liove of horses so we would get her talking on that subject instead of civics.
    She will be missed by many fellow Reynolds students.

  8. Jodi Kraynak Jodi Kraynak
    July 8, 2016    

    I wrote the comment above.

  9. Jodi kraynak Jodi kraynak
    July 8, 2016    

    She was my civics teacher. We shared,a liove of horses so we would get her talking on that subject instead of civics.
    She will be missed by many fellow Reynolds students.

  10. Jody Weaver-Ahern Jody Weaver-Ahern
    July 9, 2016    

    She loved teaching and had a passion for Civics. Not everybody’s favorite class, but she tried her best to make it enjoyable.

  11. Amy Gibbs Cubellis Amy Gibbs Cubellis
    July 9, 2016    

    So sad to hear…my condolences Bruce :( like Jodi said…if you got her talking about horses Civics class was over :) Fond memories of her

  12. Charles Gibbs class of 88 Charles Gibbs class of 88
    July 9, 2016    

    Very sad to hear of the loss of a great teacher..as many have stated very fond memories of her and her teaching ability. ..prayers for your family

  13. Deana Byrine-Tonty class of 89 Deana Byrine-Tonty class of 89
    July 9, 2016    

    I remember Mrs Arkilander well. I remember having her for civics. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Lisa Johnson Gassner Lisa Johnson Gassner
    July 10, 2016    

    She was a tough cookie when it came to civics. Lots of memories. I’d love to get her off topic and start talking about her horses then we wouldn’t have a civics lesson that day. She will be remembered with love and respect. Rip Mrs Arkilander
    Class of 1988

  15. Ted Krueger Class of 89 Ted Krueger Class of 89
    July 11, 2016    

    Sorry for your loss Bruce. Fond memories of having her as a teacher. When I saw her at Perkins I would always sit and talk to her and would visit the school when I came home on leave.
    Everyone loved and respected her. We will miss her greatly.

  16. Druann Swift, Class of 78 Druann Swift, Class of 78
    July 12, 2016    

    She was my teacher almost 40 years ago. Because of her I’ve had a lifelong interest and appreciation for civics and the Constitution. And can still recite the Preamble to the Constitution that we had to learn in her class! Sorry for your loss.

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