Sister Dolores Schott, an educator who taught in area Catholic elementary schools and served as principal of St. James School in Jamestown, died Tuesday in the health care unit of Mercy Center in South Buffalo. She was 77.
The Buffalo native attended School 70 and was a graduate of South Park High School and Medaille College.
She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1956, professed perpetual vows in 1962 and was formerly known as Sister Mary Walter.
In addition to her love of education, Sister Dolores enjoyed photography, and she bought her creativity and artistic gifts into her work with children.
She served for a period of time as a basketball coach and initiated league games among Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo.
In 1970, Sister Dolores became the first women religious to receive the God, Home and Country Award from the Catholic War Veterans.
After retiring form teaching, Sister Dolores assisted in the health care unit at the Mercy Center.
Survivors include a brother, Walter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 4 p.m. Friday in the Mercy Center Chapel, 625 Abbott Road.