C. Patricia Hennigan Sokol of Kenmore, a retired Ken-Ton elementary school teacher, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness. She was 80.
Born in Akron, Ohio, she grew up on Buffalo's West Side and graduated from Annunciation High School and D'Youville College. She earned a master's degree in education at Buffalo State College.
Mrs. Sokol taught for 18 years in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school system.
In 1971, she received the Woman of the Year Award of the American Business Women's Association.
Mrs. Sokol was a member of the College Club of Buffalo, the Amherst Book Club, the Kenmore Teachers Association and the Kenmore Mothers Club.
She was the widow of Walter Sokol, Willard Van Nostrand and Fordyce J. Hartman.
Survivors include three sons, Richard of Rochester, James of Kenmore and William of New York City; two daughters, Margaret Tuminaro of New York City and Nancy Hartman of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Judith Van Nostrand of Kenmore; two stepsons, Randy Van Nostrand of Arizona and David Van Nostrand of New York City; a sister, Barbara Steffey of Addison, Ill.; and nine grandchil-dren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Neumann Chapel of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.