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Jean D. Anderson, teacher at Elmwood Franklin; March 28, 1925 -- Dec. 26, 2011

Jean D. Anderson, who taught mathematics and reading at Elmwood Franklin School for many years, died Monday in her Wheatfield home. She was 86.

Born Jean Mary Donahue in Hartford, Conn., she was a graduate of Buckley High School and St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn. She also studied in the Orton Society at Massachusetts General Hospital to teach reading and language to dyslexic students.

She moved in 1956 to Buffalo with her husband, Russell A., who became headmaster of Elmwood Franklin School. The Andersons were married 61 years when he died in 2008.

Mrs. Anderson was treasurer of the Maria Love Foundation and active in programs at Buffalo Seminary and Nichols School.

She continued teaching after the couple moved to Maryland in 1979. Mrs. Anderson retired in 1986 and moved with her husband to Cape Cod, Mass., and Juno Beach, Fla.

She returned to Western New York earlier this year.

Survivors include include two sons, Thomas S. and

Michael K.; and two daughters, Sarah A. DeVantier and Cathy A. Estes.

Services will be private.


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