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JULY 9, 1899 -- APRIL 5, 2005

Wanda Wolynski, who was honored last year on National Centenarians Day, died Tuesday at age 105 in ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood, Amherst.

Born Wanda Hrycych in Buffalo, she was a toddler when her family moved to Ontario. She was trained in Canada as a piano player and opera singer.

Following her marriage in 1925, she and her husband returned to Buffalo, where they raised their family.

In a 2004 article in The Buffalo News about National Centenarians Day, Mrs. Wolynski said: "I never smoked, and I drank just once in a while, maybe a beer with my husband."

She also attributed her longevity to exercise, which she undertook three times a day.

Mrs. Wolynski enjoyed crocheting and making hook rugs.

Her husband of 54 years, Walter, died in 1979.

Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Metzinger of Rochester and Dolores Klenk of Peachtree City, Ga.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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