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Adolph R. Annalett, retired teacher
May 10, 1924 -- Oct. 28, 2007

Adolph R. Annalett, a retired industrial arts teacher for the Maryvale School District, died Sunday in Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home, Clarence. He was 83.

Born in Dunkirk, Mr. Annalett was a graduate of Dunkirk High School. He was drafted after graduation and during World War II spent three years with the Army Air Forces, serving as an airplane mechanic in Fairbanks, Alaska.

After his military service, Mr. Annalett attended Buffalo State Teachers College. He worked more than 35 years as an industrial arts teacher at Maryvale High School, retiring in 1983.

A dedicated family man, he took charge of caring for his wife of 44 years, the former Helen Ocskay, a reading teacher, when she was stricken with cancer. He took her all over the country to find the medical help she needed and was a 24-hour-a-day caregiver until she died in December 1997.

Mr. Annalett's devotion to family included his two children and five granddaughters, making doll furniture for the latter. He attended all of his granddaughters' events and taught them how to drive.

His own interests included golf, bowling, skiing and bridge.

Survivors include a son, Michael, and a daughter, Susan Casilio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 8500 Main St. at Harris Hill Road, Clarence.


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