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Marjorie K. Sillato, a former co-owner of a Lancaster photography studio, died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001) in Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Clarence, after a long illness. She was 81.

Born Marjorie Ehde in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Bennett High School. She had resided in Lancaster more than 50 years.

Mrs. Sillato worked with her husband, Albert, for 40 years at Don Jay Studios, a family-owned photography studio in Lancaster. She served as secretary-treasurer of the business, retiring in 1985.

Mrs. Sillato was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Snyder and Lancaster Country Club.

She formerly served as a Girl Scout leader and president of the Lancaster High School Parent-Teacher Association. During World War II, she worked for the American Red Cross while her husband served in the armed forces.

Besides her husband of 58 years, Mrs. Sillato is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cianciulli of Orange, Conn.; a son, Albert Jr. of Lancaster; a sister, Shirley Olson of Lackawanna; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held today in Christ United Methodist Church, Snyder. Burial was in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.


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