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Doris "Betty" Wojtowicz, a retired Niagara-Wheatfield elementary school teacher and Sunday school teacher, died Thursday (Jan. 20, 2000) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after being stricken ill at her home with an apparent heart attack. She was 83.

The former Doris Lunn was born in Millport, Pa. She was a graduate of Lockhaven State Teachers College in Lockhaven, Pa. She also attended St. Bonaventure University and Buffalo State Teachers College.

Mrs. Wojtowicz was an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania prior to moving to Niagara Falls in the early 1940s. She later moved to Sanborn and has resided in the Pekin area since 1957.

She taught for the Niagara-Wheatfield school district for 34 years. She taught first at the Errick Road School, then in the Tuscarora Indian School for 17 years, and later in the Colonial Village School, prior to her retirement in 1978.

Mrs. Wojtowicz was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

She was an avid bird watcher and animal lover. She belonged to the Audubon Society and the Blue Bird Society, and was a member of the State Teachers Federation.

Her husband, Henry J., died in 1994.

Mrs. Wojtowicz is survived by two daughters, Jerrianne Mulhern of Camp Hill, Pa., and Cynthia Strickland of Appleton; a son, Michael of North Tonawanda; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church, 4671 Townline Road/Route 429, Ransomville, following services at 11:30 a.m. in Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Cambria.


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