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Marion Hyman, education advocate June 24, 1911 -- Dec. 7, 2006

A memorial service for Marion Hyman, who started an after-school tutoring program in Buffalo, will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 in The Church, 341 Delaware Ave.

Mrs. Hyman died Dec. 7 in Millard Fillmore Hospital. She was 95.

Born Marion Posner in New York City, she was a 1932 graduate of Vassar College and earned a master's degree in English literature from Radcliffe College in 1933. She was a teacher in New York City and also spent several years in Washington, D.C., before moving to Buffalo in 1946.

Mrs. Hyman was active in civil rights and peace organizations, including the Citizens Council on Human Relations and the Western New York Peace Center.

In the early 1960s, Mrs. Hyman co-founded the after-school tutoring program at St. Augustine Center. She recruited teachers and students to tutor the children, and also brought in many poets, artists and musicians to work with them.

Mrs. Hyman also provided educational field trips and summer camp experiences for many children.

Survivors include her former husband, Jacob D., former dean of the University at Buffalo Law School; two daughters, Susan Kraut and Joan; and a son, Jonathan.


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