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Lucille M. Sielski, retired Buffalo teacher <br> Dec. 24, 1918 -- Sept. 10, 2005

Lucille M. Sielski of Amherst, a retired teacher, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a heart attack. She was 87.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she moved to Buffalo as a child with her family and later became a citizen.

Miss Sielski graduated from East High School in Buffalo and earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Indiana University and a master's degree in education from Millard Fillmore College.

She taught in Buffalo Public Schools, primarily kindergarten and physical education. She also taught immigration and citizenship, sewing and dancing. She retired in 1984 after more than 40 years of teaching.

Miss Sielski lived in Amherst for 30 years.

A parishioner of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Buffalo, she was a member of the Polish Union of America, the Amherst Book Club and the state Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include two brothers, Walter of Snyder and Steven of Amherst.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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