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Marcia Van Tassel Acton, 51, a graduate of South Park High School and an English teacher, died Wednesday (March 25, 1998) at her home in Massena, St. Lawrence County, after a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Acton, who was born in Buffalo, was a graduate of Potsdam State College. She taught English at Masena Central High School for 15 years until her retirement in 1996. She married John W. Acton in 1989 in Massena.

She was active at one time in the Girl Scouts in Massena.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Rumsey of Cortland; a son, Scott D. Hutchinson of California; her mother, Eloise Van Tassel of Cheektowaga; a stepdaughter, Stacey L. Leon of Port Clinton, Pa.; a stepson, David A. Acton of Texas; and a sister, Joan Catalfu of Angola.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.


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