Arlene Magaw, of Southold, died at San Simeon Nursing Home in Greenport on Aug. 6, 2007. She was 96 years old.
Miss Magaw was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 29, 1910 to Susan (nee Kouwenhoven) and Robert Magaw. She was a graduate of the Class of 1928 from Southside High School in Rockville Centre. She later attended Ithaca School of Music, Physical Education Division and the New York University School of Education.
In 1933, she received her bachelor of science degree from Skidmore College and in 1946 received her master of arts degree from NYU. She also attended Penn State College, Temple University and Hofstra University.
For 25 years, she was a physical education teacher at public schools in Pennsylvania and in Rockville Centre, Valley Stream, Roslyn and Garden City. The last 19 years were spent in the Locust Valley Central School District.
She was a supervisor of Southold School Board Elections and Budget Voting. Arlene also had an extensive volunteer record. For 20 years, she was a member of the American Red Cross Motor Corps and had also been chairman of the North Fork Volunteers of the American Red Cross, chairman of the Southold Town Blood Program and had been a volunteer at the Horton Point Lighthouse whose logo she designed. While a resident of Peterborough, NH, she volunteered at the main desk of the Peterborough Library.
For many years, Arlene lived in Rockville Centre and the Locust Valley-Bayville area. In 1966, she moved to Southold where she lived until 1985 when she moved to Peterborough. In 1992, she returned to Southold where she lived until entering San Simeon Nursing Home.
She was predeceased by her parents; a brother Melford Kouwnehoven Magaw; and two sisters, Alice French Magaw and Marjorie Magaw.
Arrangements were made by the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, Southold. Interment was in the family plot at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.