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Tracy J. Marshall, the owner and award-inning pastry chef for the Village Bake Shoppe, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. She was 33.

Miss Marshall, a native of New York City, had lived in Lewiston since 1971. She graduated from Lewiston-Porter High School in 1985, attended Boston University and graduated from Newbury College in Brookline, Mass., in 1991.

She was "creative pastry chef" for the Village Bake Shoppe on Center Street, which she had owned for eight years. She also co-authored articles for Buffalo Spree magazine.

Miss Marshall received honors from the New York Times and Bon Appetit magazine for her culinary accomplishments. She had also won the Best Dessert award at A Taste of Buffalo in 1998 and was honored by Business First in the under-40 category as Business-person of the Year in 1999.

She was a board member and current secretary of the Greater Lewiston Business and Professional Association.

Survivors include her mother, Vicki of Lewiston; a brother, Scott J. of Montclair, N.J.; and a grandfather, Morris Goldberg of Miami.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Hardison Funeral Home, North Fourth and Ridge streets.


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