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Micaela R. Luhr, worked in several art galleries; Feb. 11, 1946 -- May 16, 2012

Micaela R. Luhr, who worked at a New York City art gallery before moving to this area, died Wednesday in her Amherst home after a lengthy illness. She was 66.

Born Micaela Regan in Malden, Mass., she earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 from Hollins College, a private women's college in Virginia. She was a research fellow at the University of Virginia from 1968 to 1969, researching the secession of Virginia.

Mrs. Luhr earned a master's degree in public administration from New York University in 1971. From 1969 to 1977, she was an assistant registrar at Kennedy Galleries in New York City.

She had lived in this area since 1977. She was a member of Cherry Hill Club in Ridgeway, Ont., where she was a ladies 9-hole golf champion.

A parishioner of St. Louis Catholic Church in Buffalo, she also volunteered for the community division of Catholic Charities.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred F. III; a daughter, Mary Adair Amo; and a son, James R.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Louis Church, Main and Edward streets.