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Ruth Sirianni, Lewiston music teacher who played in Niagara Falls Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 30, 1920 - March 21, 2016

LEWISTON – Ruth Sirianni of Lewiston, a member of the Niagara Falls Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years, died Monday after a brief illness. She was 95.

Raised in Angola, Ind., Mrs. Sirianni moved to Niagara Falls in 1939 when she married her husband of 40 years, Josef W. Sirianni. She spent 62 years living in Lewiston.

Born into a musical family, Mrs. Sirriani was asked to play in her high school orchestra when she was in the sixth grade. While playing in the high school orchestra, she won a national contest and a scholarship from the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music.

Along with playing in the Niagara Falls Symphony Orchestra, Mrs. Sirianni also taught piano and violin in her home, at Grizanti Studios and at Stella Niagara. She was a certified New York State music teacher, and the 2015 Hart Interfaith Service Award recipient.

Mrs. Sirianni enjoyed oil painting, shopping and the art of life.

Survivors include two daughters, Anita Lymburner and Joyce E.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.

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