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FEB. 18, 1930 -- NOV. 9, 2004

Anne Louise Mattingly Bajak, a retired Buffalo teacher and school administrator, died unexpectedly Tuesday in Sisters Hospital. She was 74.

Born in Buffalo, she grew up in South Buffalo and attended Mount St. Joseph Academy. After graduating from D'Youville College in 1951, she taught business education at Riverside High School for more than 20 years.

She went on to earn a master's degree in administration from Canisius College, then became administrator of business education for the Buffalo Public Schools. She retired in the late 1980s.

Active in St. Margaret's Catholic Church, she was a Eucharistic minister and a volunteer in the parish office for many years.

She was a crossword puzzle aficionado and a duplicate bridge player. In retirement, she traveled and visited her grandchildren.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary Beth Sherman of Buffalo, Patricia Malinowski of Charlotte, N.C., Sheila Pesarchick of Strongsville, Ohio, Margaret Valaik of Bethesda, Md., and Amy Chambers of Amherst; a brother, William Mattingly of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Margaret's Church, 1395 Hertel Ave.


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