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Dawn M. Poczkalski, teacher's aide Nov. 26, 1958 -- March 17, 2006

Dawn M. Poczkalski, a teacher's aide at Williamsville South High School, died Friday in Williamsville Suburban Rehabilitation Center after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 47.

The Kenmore resident was born in Buffalo and lived her entire life in the area.

She was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School.

She was an avid knitter and donated her time and talents to help many nonprofit organizations, including the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition with the Shirley DePalmo Memorial 5K Run/Walk, the Leukemia Society and Families of FANA, WNY. She was honorary chairwoman of the 2005 Run/Walk.

She is survived by her father, Constantine J. of Kenmore; two brothers, David of the Town of Tonawanda and Michael of Buffalo.

Prayers will be offered 8:45 a.m. Monday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Buffalo. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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