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Dorothy P. Micko, Tonawanda city worker April 16, 1924 -- Dec. 14, 2005

Dorothy P. Micko, a City of Tonawanda employee who also was involved in local politics, died Wednesday in her daughter's Town of Tonawanda home under the care of Hospice Buffalo after battling cancer. She was 81.

Born Dorothy Kotarski, the Buffalo native lived in the City of Tonawanda for 46 years and worked as a clerk-typist in Tonawanda City Hall for 15 years.

She was a member of the Women's Democratic Club in the City of Tonawanda and served as an election inspector there. She also was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association.

Her husband of 49 years, Edward, died in December 2003.

Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Hemedinger of the Town of Tonawanda and Margaret and Marilyn, both of Los Angeles; three sisters, Florence McElhinny of Buffalo, Irene Bojanek of the Town of Tonawanda and Helen Chmura of Orchard Park; two brothers, Teddy Kotarski of West Seneca and Thomas Kotarski of Depew; and a granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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