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Bishop David C. Bowman of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York will conduct a memorial service for Marjorie Van Antwerp, a former vice president of The Buffalo Evening News, at 4 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Cathedral, 128 Pearl St.

Mrs. Van Antwerp, 79, a founder of the Sarasota News in Florida, died Nov. 29, 1990, in her Sarasota home after a long illness. A private burial service will be held at the Mitchell family plot in Forest Lawn.

A granddaughter of the late Edward H. Butler Sr., founder of The Buffalo Evening News, Mrs. Van Antwerp, the former Marjorie Mitchell, inherited a 40 percent interest in The News, which she sold to her aunt, Mrs. Edward H. Butler Jr., in 1962. Mrs. Van Antwerp and her late husband, Kent S. McKinley, founded the Sarasota paper in 1954, selling it in 1962. He died in 1972.

Known for her philanthropy, she founded the Butler-Mitchell Boys Club in Buffalo in 1933 and supported the arts in both Buffalo and Sarasota.

Survivors include her husband, Ted C. Van Antwerp, whom she married in 1973; a daughter, Barbara Palladino of Geneva, Switzerland; a stepdaughter, Molly Moffat of Sarasota; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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