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Dorothy L. Willard Sept. 19, 1919 -- Sept. 4, 2005

Dorothy L. Willard, a former mail sorter, died Sept. 4 in Buffalo General Hospital of heart failure. She was 85.

Born Dorothy Tilford in Cincinnati, she moved to Buffalo at age 14.

She received a general education diploma and worked for what is now the U.S. Postal Service as a mail sorter, and later in an after-school care program for children, retiring in 1971.

Mrs. Willard enjoyed cooking and reading.

Her husband, Jarris, died in 1981.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday in Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home, 995 Genesee St. Burial was private.

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