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Olga Janeczko, 90, retired Buffalo business teacher

Feb. 1, 1923 – Dec. 6, 2013

Olga “Olly” Janeczko, a retired Buffalo teacher, died Friday in Atlanta, Ga., after a short illness. She was 90.

Born in Brooklyn, the former Olga Klimkowski came to the Buffalo area in 1942. After raising five children, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University at Buffalo in 1970 and master’s degrees from Canisius College in 1973 and UB in 1974.

Mrs. Janeczko taught in the Buffalo schools from 1970 to 1990 and was honored as outstanding high school business teacher of the year in Western New York in 1988.

She was a member of the National Education Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Business Teachers of Western New York, the UB Alumni Association and the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association.

A lifelong Republican, she was a polling place volunteer and for three decades opened her home to travelers from foreign countries.

A Kenmore resident until she moved to Atlanta six months ago, she was an avid Bills and Sabres fan, she also enjoyed theater, traveling, reading and collecting dolls.

Her husband of 66 years, John, died in 2008. Survivors include three sons, Joseph, John and Donald; two daughters, Patricia, and Cheryl McGurn; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, South Park Avenue and Ridge Road, Lackawanna.

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