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Eleanor J. Notarpole, 91, elementary school teacher

Dec. 12, 1921 – June 23, 2013

Eleanor J. Notarpole, a retired elementary school teacher, died Sunday in her Amherst home. She was 91.

Born Eleanor Scanlon in Oswego, she was the daughter of a former mayor of Oswego and was a graduate of Oswego State College.

Mrs. Notarpole taught for 40 years, including 30 years at Willow Ridge Elementary School in the Sweet Home Central School District in Amherst.

She was a member of Transit Valley Country Club, where she was a former first lady, and she sang with the Amherst Senior Singers.

Her husband of 62 years, Joseph J., was a retired Buffalo firefighter. He died in 2006.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Joy Owen; three sisters, Elizabeth Scanlon, Marge Kuno and Martha Devine; and two brothers, Gerry Jones and Pat O’Toole.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

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