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Marjorie H. Haenle, active in community
March 4, 1942 -- Oct. 30, 2007

Marjorie H. Haenle, a breast cancer survivor who was active for many years in civic organizations, died Tuesday in Lockport Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 65.

Born Marjorie Genewick, she attended DeSales High School. She married her high school sweetheart, John W. Haenle III, at age 16. He died Aug. 18, 2006, after almost 48 years of marriage.

Mrs. Haenle was a sales representative and office manager at Orleans Monument Co., where she had worked for the past 28 years.

She was a member of the Light Up Lockport Committee, Discover Historic Lockport and the Lockport Walk of Fame Committee. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross for several years and was a member of the ladies' auxiliaries of the Elks and the Knights of Columbus.

Mrs. Haenle beat breast cancer in the early 1980s, according to her daughter, Julie Morse. After that, she became a strong supporter of the Mother's Day Breast Cancer Walk in Lockport, which was founded in 1997.

Mrs. Haenle enjoyed staying at the family cottage on the Lake Ontario shore in Wilson, playing cards and travel.

Besides Mrs. Morse, she is survived by two sons, John IV and Kevin J.; two brothers, James and Edward Genewick; and a lifelong friend, Elaine Sobieraski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 76 Church St., after prayers at 9:30 in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St.


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