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Marion Spaulding Goodyear, a lifelong Buffalo resident active in charity work, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) in her Buffalo home following a brief illness. She was 93.

The former Marion Spaulding attended the Franklin School in Buffalo. She graduated from the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., where she was a standout athlete. She captained the field hockey and tennis teams and won a tennis singles title.

Mrs. Goodyear was president of the Advisory Council of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery twice. She also served on boards of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Children's Hospital Association, the Buffalo and Erie County Planning Association and the Women's Committee of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mrs. Goodyear was a member of the Saturn Club, the Garret Club, and the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club, where she won five singles and 15 doubles tennis titles.

She was married to Albert R. Gurney for 49 years before he died in 1977.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, George F.; a daughter, Evelyn G. Miller of Buffalo; two sons, Albert R. Gurney Jr. of Roxbury, Conn., and Stephen S. Gurney of New Haven, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are private.


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