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NORMA A. PERKINS, SALESWOMAN, TRAVELER

Services for Norma A. Perkins of Kenmore, a retired clothing saleswoman, were held today in Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home, Kenmore. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Perkins died Monday (June 18, 2001) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. She was 85.

The former Norma Schultz worked in the dress departments of the J.N. Adams and Adam, Meldrum & Anderson department stores, where she also was a hand model for Revlon cosmetics.

She was active with Zion United Church of Christ and was a past matron of Osseo-Mystic Art-Tyrian Chapter 386, Order of the Eastern Star.

She and her husband took scuba diving lessons and for 18 years traveled to Hawaii and went on many cruises with the past Masonic masters group. She also traveled to Europe and England with the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir.

"She loved life and lived it with faith, energy and determination," said a daughter, Dorothy L. Bamberg of the Town of Tonawanda.

Her husband of nearly 50 years, George H., died in 1996.

An accomplished seamstress, Mrs. Perkins also enjoyed crocheting and crafts, as well as swimming, bowling and cards.

Survivors also include two sons, Richard G. of Buffalo and David R. of the Town of Tonawanda; a brother, Robert R. Schultz of the Town of Tonawanda; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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