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Margery H. Geyer, librarian, attorney in East Aurora Dec. 6, 1928 -- May 7, 2012

Margery H. Geyer, an East Aurora attorney, died May 7 in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. She was 83.

Born Margery Hackwell in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Buffalo Seminary and Mount Holyoke College. She earned a master's degree in library science from Geneseo State College and her law degree from the University at Buffalo.

After college, she worked as a patent researcher for Texaco Development Corp. in New York City, then returned to Buffalo and was a technical librarian for Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.

After raising her children, Mrs. Geyer worked as a library and media specialist in the East Aurora schools from 1966 to 1977, then went to law school. She was an associate attorney with Robert Lesher in East Aurora before establishing her own practice in 1983. She retired in 2004.

In 1984, she was honored with the New York State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award.

She served on many boards of directors, including the Buffalo and Erie County Girl Scout Council, the Mount Holyoke College Club of Buffalo, the Philharmonic Women's Board, Child and Family Services, the Crippled Children's Guild, Longview Protestant Home and Bristol Home.

She also volunteered for Erie County Bar Association committees, the Red Cross, Westminster Presbyterian Church and Orchard Park Wesleyan Church. She was a past president of the Twentieth Century Club.

Her husband of 43 years, Charles F., a Buffalo insurance executive, died in 1995.

Surviving are three sons, David F., Douglas W. and John H., and a sister, Judy Cornell.

A memorial service was held Friday in Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park, 7295 Ellicott Road.

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