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Sandra L. Staley, 74, retired language teacher

March 30, 1943 – June 26, 2017

Sandra L. Staley, a retired substitute teacher in the Williamsville schools, died Monday in Cary, N.C., of complications from frontotemporal degeneration. She was 74.

Born in Ambridge, Pa., the former Sandra Trehar earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a major in Spanish from Clarion, Pa., State College in 1965.

She taught English as a second language for international employees of IBM and their families in Endicott from 1975 to 1985 and was a substitute teacher for high school English and Spanish in the Maine-Endwell Central Schools near Binghamton.

Mrs. Staley came to Amherst in 1990 and was a substitute English and Spanish teacher in the Williamsville schools. She retired in 1999.

She was married for 50 years to Lewis Staley, a manager and developer of independent power generating projects. Since leaving Amherst two years ago, the couple lived in Sarasota, Fla., and Cary, N.C.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Staley is survived by three daughters, Kathy Maguire, Lori Jones and Kelly Notine; a son, Joe; two brothers, William Trehar and Clifford Trehar; a sister, Katherine Spence; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. next Thursday in Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, 638 Wood St., Clarion, Pa.

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