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“Mrs. Likar welcomed me my first year teaching at Austin Road School. She knew my family from the Secor Deli and remembered me as a little girl. ...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy Kristoferson - Hopewell Jct, NY

“So many wonderful memories of kind, sweet Mrs. Likar. "Call me Arleen," she would tell me, when I began at Austin Road Elementary, as speech...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Elizabeth & Richard Bruen - MA

“I remember Mrs. Likar so well - in the current age when librarians aren't always included in the school budget, I realize what a special place Mrs....Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Julie - former student

“We will all miss you Arlene. You had the best jokes via email and on FB.You were one special fun lady! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Butch & Judy Zacharda - PA

“I was lucky enough to work for "Ma" at the Austin Rd. library. She had the quickest wit that I have ever seen. Always smiling and laughing at a good...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ro Mazzella - FL - Friend

“Dear Milly, Mike, and Melissa - I am very saddened to see in the newspaper that your mom/grandmother has passed. She was such a nice person. Sending...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Diane Stanton - Mahopac, NY


Arleen D. Likar, a resident of Mahopac, NY since 1953 passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at the age of 88. She was born in Queens, NY on January 8, 1927, the daughter of Isadore and Marie Schenk Streck.

Arleen had retired in 2001 after 35 years as a library aide at the Austin Road Elementary School in Mahopac, where the library is named for her.

On January 22, 1955 she married Joseph Likar at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Joseph died on July 24, 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Millicent Marrello and her husband Michael of Mahopac, her sons, Raymond and his wife Karen of Mahopac and Joseph Likar, her grandchildren, Melissa Zacharda and her husband Michael, Jeanmarie Sandford and her husband Ryan, Erika Likar and her fiancée Jess and Michael Marrello IV as well as her great grandchildren Ethan and Abigail Zacharda and Jack Sandford.

Visiting will be held on Friday April 3 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday April 4 at 10 am at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home with interment to follow at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery, Mahopac Falls, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, The American Heart Association and to Guiding Eyes For The Blind.