Celina K. Myers, 94, of Greenville, N.C., a retired Buffalo teacher, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 1999) after a short illness in Sterling House, Greenville, where she had lived since November.
Born Celina Killeen in Buffalo, she was a 1925 graduate of D'Youville College and taught for many years at East High School, St. Mark's School, Calasanctius Preparatory School and Nardin Academy.
She also did volunteer work as a tutor for foreign-born students and in the chancery office of the Diocese of Buffalo.
She took pride in the fact that one of her students at East High School was Warren "Buddy" Rosar, who went on to become a catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics.
She was an avid gardener and baker and had a great love for her Irish heritage and Irish literature.
She moved from North Buffalo to Birmingham, Mich., in 1985, and later to St. Louis and Greenville.
She and Thomas Myers were married in 1934. He died in 1952.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas of Birmingham, Mich., William of Greenville and Dick of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Barbara Rogers of Wilmington, Del., and Sally Irwin of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at noon Saturday in St. Mark's Church, 401 Woodward Ave.