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Chetty Krajewski, athlete, phys-ed teacher
Aug. 2, 1914 -- Feb. 23, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Chetty Krajewski, a retired physical-education teacher and a pioneer in women's sports, will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St.

Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.

Mrs. Krajewski, of Williamsville, died of a heart attack Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 91.

Born Chetty Rozek in Buffalo, she graduated from East High School. She was active in sports during her youth and earned many awards while playing on local and regional basketball teams. She attended Buffalo State College.

Mrs. Krajewski was a millinery designer for Chick Made Hat Co. during the 1950s. She was a self-taught and gifted seamstress who made clothes for her family and clergy vestments for St. John Kanty and Holy Spirit Catholic churches.

She became a physical-education teacher in the late 1950s and taught at various grade schools and Villa Maria High School for 25 years.

Mrs. Krajewski -- called "Nanny" by family -- coached basketball and track and field and officiated at numerous local and regional sporting events. She served as director of playgrounds for the City of Buffalo.

After retiring in 1977, she and her husband, Edward, moved to Lakewood, Fla. They returned to the area in 1989.

Besides her husband of 64 years, she is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Webb and Carol, both of Williamsville; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.


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