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Audrey Rose Komroy Devine, Akron art teacher Nov. 29, 1949 -- July 14, 2007

Audrey Rose Komroy Devine, an Akron High School art teacher, died Saturday in Buffalo General Hospital. She was 57.

Mrs. Devine's art education career began at Akron High School in 1972.

She taught high school art, including photography and computer graphics, in addition to advising the Akron freshman class.

"She went from the old black-and-white to color to digital over the course of her career," said her husband, Daniel Patrick Komroy Devine. "She was in the forefront of her field."

Born in Buffalo, Mrs. Devine graduated from Williamsville South High School in 1967 and received an art education degree from Rosary Hill College in 1971. She later earned a master's degree in education from Buffalo State College and an administration certificate from the University at Buffalo in 1991.

Active in the local art community, Mrs. Devine coordinated many art shows, including the Lewiston Chalk Walk and a mid-1980s student art exhibit at Albright-Knox Art Gallery. She also designed and decorated the rain forest buffalo in the Herd of Buffalo Campaign in 2000 and served as contributing editor of many art books.

She also was a member of the New York State Art Teachers Association and helped plan state curriculum.

Mrs. Devine enjoyed swimming, scuba diving and skiing and was a member of the Bell Ski Club.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sisters, Carolyn Komroy, Melanie Slicker and Pamela Trombley, and a brother, Richard Komroy Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church, 127 Chadduck Ave.


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