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Marjorie Hann Obersheimer, 92, a retired physical education teacher for the Buffalo Public Schools, died last Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2001) in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Buffalo, Mrs. Obersheimer lived in West Seneca.

She was a graduate of Cortland State College, where she majored in physical education, and then studied at the University of Buffalo, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.

As a high school and college athlete, she excelled in swimming and earned recognition as an outstanding diver. She also was a camp counselor for many years.

Mrs. Obersheimer was a member of the West Seneca Adult Education Committee, the Parent-Teacher Association and American Field Service. She was a school voting inspector and a volunteer at the American Red Cross blood bank and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She also was a Cub Scout den mother.

In 1998, she received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the West Seneca Rotary Club.

She and her husband, Clayton B., traveled frequently to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Alaska. Beginning in 1956, they spent summers at their home at Sunset Bay on Lake Erie.

Her husband died in 1998.

Surviving are a son, David C. of Elma; a brother, Arthur Hann of Colden; and three grandsons.

Services will be held at noon Saturday in St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 1449 Orchard Park Drive, West Seneca. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Orchard Park.


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