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Phyllis M. Rogers, 96, retired pharmacist <br> Sept. 11, 1910 -- Dec. 7, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis Molisse Rogers, a retired pharmacist and senior services representative, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mark Catholic Church, 401 Woodward Ave.

Mrs. Rogers died last Thursday in her North Buffalo home. She was 96.

In 1932, she became one of the first women to graduate from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy. After the death of her husband, Joseph, in 1954, she practiced pharmacy while raising three young daughters.

After retiring from pharmacy in 1972, Mrs. Rogers began a second career as a representative of the Erie County Office of the Aging, traveling to neighborhood community centers with information and referral services for the elderly.

Mrs. Rogers lobbied for establishing the North Buffalo Community Center on Sanders Road and served on its board as treasurer. She also was on the board of the Northwest Mental Health Association.

In 1994, she was named Citizen of the Year by the North Buffalo Jaycees for her support of the community center, and she received the Found Woman Award from Womanfocus for being a role model for women seeking to combine career and family.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie, Phyllis Ann and Marie Scanlin.


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