Arlene Sacks (nee Yaffe) passed away peacefully on Yom Kippur after a long battle with breast cancer. She was just shy of her 74th birthday.
Arlene lived most of her life in northeast Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Syd and Belle Yaffe of Montour Street.
She worked for Whipple & Associates, Mass Mutual for almost 25 years. However, her main role in life was being a second mom to the neighborhood children of Bonner Street, where she and her husband, Steve Sacks, raised their family.
Arlene is survived by her children, Bryan (Cheri), Ilyse, and Matt; her beloved grandchildren, Jaime, Jessica, Tanner, Jericho, and Jade; great-grandchildren Marley and Trey; and brother Barry (Donna) Yaffe. She leaves behind a heartbroken extended family, including her best friend Nonnie (Dave) Checkoff and brother-in-law Alan Sacks.