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A memorial service for Jane Torrence Harder will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle.

Mrs. Harder, 79, was married for 55 years to William H. Harder, president of the former Buffalo Savings Bank, now Goldome.

Mrs. Harder, who lived in North Boston, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 1990) in Rancho Mirage, Calif., where she and her husband were spending the winter.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, she moved to Western New York with her family when she was a teen-ager. She was a graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College and taught third grade in Dobbs Ferry before her marriage.

An active volunteer, Mrs. Harder was a past president of the Women's Association of First Presbyterian Church and through the years was a volunteer with the United Way, the American Red Cross Blood Bank, Planned Parenthood, the Visiting Nursing Association, Bristol Home for the Elderly and the Women's Board of Millard Fillmore Hospital.

She was also a member of the Century Whist Club and served on the board of Cornell University's Plantations.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, William Jr. of Pasadena, Calif., and Torrence of Winchester, Mass.; two daughters, Sarah H. of Medford, Mass. and Luella H. Johnson; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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