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Alfreda Crosley, 72, a retired senior caseworker for the Erie County Department of Social Services, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) in her sleep in Dedham, Mass., while on an outing with family members.

The former Alfreda Szymankiewicz was born in Camden, N.J. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School there, and in 1947 earned her bachelor's degree at the Ohio State University School of Social Administration.

Before moving to the Buffalo area she was employed as a caseworker in Ohio at the Franklin County office of Social Services and as a caseworker manager in the Aid for the Aged Office in Montgomery County.

She worked in the Erie County Social Services department for 23 years, retiring in 1987.

A longtime resident of Orchard Park, she cultivated a variety of plants and greenery at her home, was an avid reader, and enjoyed needlework, crafts, and collecting antique furnishings.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, F. Stewart Crosley Jr. of Orchard Park; a daughter, Christina, also of Orchard Park; and two sisters, Helena Harden of Philadelphia and Florence Zmudzinski of Madison, Wis.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

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