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Alice Glazier Winegarden, 95, active in community
Nov. 20, 1915 -- Dec. 23, 2010

Alice Glazier Winegarden, active with many Buffalo civic and cultural organizations, died Dec. 23, in the hospice unit of Buffalo General Hospital. She was of 95.

Born Alice Ennis, she grew up in the North Park neighborhood of Buffalo and graduated from Bennett High School. She graduated from the YWCA Secretarial School.

She worked at the Buffalo Better Business Bureau from the late 1930s until 1945.

She rejoined the work force in the late 1960s, working in public relations for the Buffalo Salvation Army and then for Children's Aid Society, which merged with the Family Service Society to become Child and Family Services.

She was the co-author of "Buffalo Your City," published in 1944 and used for many years as a social studies textbook in the Buffalo Public Schools. She edited another book, "Child Abuse, A Community Challenge," a pioneering work published by Children's Aid in 1971 on what was then a neglected subject.

She wrote Girl Scout programs and pageants, scripts for radio programs, press releases for numerous organizations and poetry for many occasions.

Although she was blind for the last decades of her life, she remained mentally active until her final week.

The Autumn 2010 issue of the Child and Family Services newsletter featured an article about her recollections of the agency and her concerns about the continuing cycles of abuse, poverty and violence facing many families today.

She was a member and leader of many community organizations, serving as president of the Advertising Women of Buffalo and the Girl Scout Council of Buffalo and Erie County. She held many positions with the United Way, where she was the first chairwoman of a nonresidential division.

As a leader of the Music Committee of Kenmore Methodist Church she assisted in the acquisition of the church's majestic pipe organ. As a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Women's Committee, she wrote a regular column for concert programs.

Her first husband, Richard M. Glazier, died in 1975. Her second husband, Jack N. Winegarden, whom she married in 1992, died in 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Sallie G. Randolph and Susan G. Lambert; two stepdaughters, Deborah Leonard and Wendy Winegarden; a stepson, Jack N. Winegarden Jr.; and a brother, Wallace W. Ennis Jr.

A memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. April 23 in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road.


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