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JEAN DENLER SAYRES, VETERAN TEACHER

Jean Denler Sayres, who taught in the Niagara Falls and Williamsville school systems for many years, died Sunday (Sept. 21, 1997) in her Williamsville home under the care of Hospice Buffalo. She was 70.

Born in Buffalo, the former Jean Denler was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy and D'Youville College. She was a member of the Marillac Guild of Sisters Hospital and was a past president of the Seton Guild of Buffalo. She also was a member of the 20th Century Club and was a docent at the Buffalo Zoo.

Her husband, Dr. Joseph P., a veterinarian, died three years ago.

Mrs. Sayres remained an avid tennis and bridge player until her recent illness.

Survivors include three sons, J. Patrick of San Francisco, Michael B. of Miami and Daniel C. of Albany; three daughters, Tracey E. and Kerry M. DeWitt, both of Albany, and Dr. Maureen A. Van Niel of Boston; two brothers, William N. Denler and Robert J. Denler, both of Williamsville; and nine grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home, 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Road, Williamsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 in Christ the King Catholic Church, Main Street at Lamarck Drive, Snyder. A private burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Williamsville.

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