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Priscilla Bretschger, 91, teacher and real estate broker

Jan. 25, 1927 – Jan. 27, 2018

Priscilla Bretschger, a substitute teacher and real estate broker, died Saturday in Canterbury Woods, Amherst, after five months of hospice care. She was 91.

Born in Buffalo, the former Priscilla Bassett was a 1944 graduate of Buffalo Seminary and a 1949 graduate of Cornell University, where she majored in economics and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Mrs. Bretschger was a substitute teacher while living in Riverside, Conn., and a real estate broker during her years in Villanova, Pa. She spent summers at her family’s home in Bay Beach, Ont., and in retirement wintered in Venice, Fla. She moved to Amherst about 10 years ago.

She enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge and traveling with her family.

Her husband of 60 years, Paul U. “Pubs,” a corporate finance officer for FMC Corp.’s International Group in New York City and Philadelphia, died in 2009.

Survivors include four sons, Edward B. “Ted,” William M., Peter E. and Paul S.; a daughter, Pamela Moore; two sisters, Barbara Gearhart and Deborah McGinley; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Burial in Forest Lawn this summer will be private.

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