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Victoria F. Bruch, 90, active in organizations ; Nov. 16, 1920 -- Jan. 10, 2011

Victoria F. Bruch of Amherst, who was active for many years in Catholic, Polish and Democratic organizations, died Monday in in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 90.

The former Victoria Chola-

sinski grew up on the East Side of Buffalo and attended East High School. She then moved to Cheektowaga and lived there for 20 years before moving to West Seneca.

Mrs. Bruch worked at Sattler's Department Store for about 15 years before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She moved to Amherst in 2002 to be closer to her daughter.

Active in the Polish Union of America, Mrs. Bruch served as an officer of Branch 225 and was twice elected a delegate to the Grand Convention. She also was a member of the Kalina Singing Society.

A member of St. John Gualbert Catholic Church in Cheektowaga for 50 years, she was previously active in its Home School Association.

Mrs. Bruch was a Democratic committeewoman for the 84th Election District in Amherst at the time of her death.

She is the mother of Deborah Bruch Bucki, the Amherst town clerk and a former Town Board member. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in St. John Gualbert Church, Gualbert Avenue and Doat Street, Cheektowaga.

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