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JEANETTE B. CHEEK, TAUGHT AT PARK SCHOOL

Jeanette B. Cheek, who taught history at Park School for 15 years, died Sept. 7, 2001, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Mass. She was 94.

Born Jeanette Bailey in Quincy, Mass., she earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College. She continued her studies for a year at Ecole des Sciences Politiques in Paris and earned a master's degree from Radcliffe College in 1930.

She taught at Park School from 1936 to 1951, when her husband, M. Adolphus Cheek Jr., was headmaster of the school.

While in Buffalo, she was chairwoman of the women's recruiting committee of the New York Manpower Commission for the Niagara Frontier region. She was also an organizer and vice president of the Buffalo Council on World Affairs and served with the national League of Women Voters and the state Commission Against Discrimination.

From 1951 to 1970, Mrs. Cheek worked at Cambridge School of Weston, Mass., and remained active in the community for many years. She was a trustee of the Merriam Fund and served on the historical advisory committee of the Library Building Committee.

From 1969 to 1973, she was director of Schlesinger Library. She also held an appointment at the Radcliffe Institute and studied the impact of anti-fascist, anti-Hitler European immigrants on the City of Buffalo in the years after 1930.

Mrs. Cheek enjoyed bird-watching and gardening.

Her husband is deceased. Survivors include a brother, Rollin Bailey of Norwell, Mass; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday in First Parish Church of Weston.

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