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Louise E. Tychulski, a former crossing guard and medalist in the Senior Olympics, died Thursday (Sept. 28, 2000) in St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. She was 88.

Born Louise Rozek in Buffalo, she attended St. John Kanty Parochial School and was a lifelong member of St. John Kanty Parish.

She lived in Buffalo for 55 years before moving to Cheektowaga.

Mrs. Tychulski was part of the original force of Buffalo Police Department crossing guards in 1952. She was stationed at Precinct 11 and worked at St. John Kanty School, her alma mater, until retiring in 1967.

An active participant in the Senior Olympics, Mrs. Tychulski won a bronze medal in the ring toss event in 1997, and two gold medals in basketball and bowling in 1998.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta D'Amato of Depew and Christine Mekarski of Alden; one sister, Chetty Krajewski of Williamsville; one brother, Harry Rozek of Las Vegas; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday in Amigone Funeral Home, 6050 Transit Road, Lancaster, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John Kanty Church at Broadway and Swinburne Street.

Entombment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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