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Sally E. Childs-Quaranta, 59, of Walker Drive, who taught English at Lewiston-Porter schools for 32 years and later served as a member of the School Board, died Friday (Sept. 10, 1999) in Northgate Manor Health Care Facility, Wheatfield, after a lengthy illness.

Born Sally Childs in Niagara Falls, she was a lifelong resident of Lewiston.

She enjoyed reading, music, logic and crossword puzzles and decorating clothing and albums as well as her Christmas tree. She also enjoyed her dogs, playing bridge and doing sign language for the hearing-impaired.

A graduate of Lewiston-Porter High School, she received her bachelor's degree in English and elementary education and a master's degree in advanced education from the University at Buffalo.

She began teaching at 78th Street Elementary School in Niagara Falls for two years. She then taught sixth-grade English at Lewiston-Porter Central School for 32 years, retiring in 1995.

She was active in the Lewiston-Porter United Teachers Union, where she served as president and vice president, as a building representative, building vice president and a member of the nominating committee.

Ms. Quaranta was elected in 1996 to the Lew-Port School Board and served for one year, resigning because of illness.

She had supported many athletic and musical events at Lew-Port and was a cheerleading coach. She had been active in writing and participated in many musicals.

Ms. Quaranta was a member of the State Teachers Association and St. Paul's Episcopal Church and its choir. She had been active in ecumenical prayer groups and was a member of the Lewiston Study Club.

She was also a member and former president of the Lewiston Town Cable Commission and a former member of the Republican Committee of Women.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sylvia and Horace Cragun, and three stepbrothers, Gary Cragun of Pine Bluff, Ark., Rodger Cragun of Duluth, Minn., and William Cragun.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Church, 400 Ridge St. Burial will be in Lewiston Cemetery.


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