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A memorial service for Edith "Judy" Hofstatter, 53, a Williamsville teacher, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville.

She died Wednesday (March 22, 1995) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Edith MacSwords in Zanesville, Ohio, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Ohio University. She taught in Ohio for 15 years before coming to Williamsville in 1980. She was a second-grade teacher at Country Parkway Elementary School.

She served on several committees in the Williamsville School District and was active as a parent and teacher in the Williamsville PTA. She was a former vice president of the Amherst Swim Club and was a U.S. Swimming official.

She also was co-president of the Baldwin-Wallace College Parents Council and served on the fund-raising committees at Baldwin-Wallace and at Wittenberg University.

In Ohio, she was president of the Junior Women's League in Canfield, department president of the Ohio Federation of Women and a finalist in Ohio's Outstanding Educator program. She was college and alumnae district president of Kappa Alpha Theta national sorority and president of the sorority's Cleveland Alumnae Chapter.

Surviving are her husband of 34 years, John J. Jr.; a son, John J. "Jay" III, a student at Baldwin-Wallace; a daughter, Holliday, a student at Wittenberg; her mother, Edith MacSwords of Zanesville; and two sisters, Salli Chamberlin of Virginia Beach, Va., and Helen Wismar of Strongsville, Ohio.


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