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RUDNICKI - Kathryn Age 63, of Buffalo, passed away on March 28, 2014. Kathryn was born in Buffalo to Edmund and Cecilia Rudnicki on April 6, 1950. She went to elementary school at St. Bonaventure and high school at Mount Mercy. She married Francis McNamara in 1972; the two were later divorced. She graduated from Buffalo State in 1972, and again with a Masters Degree in 1998. Kathryn also earned her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1984 from Trocaire College. She worked as a Speech Therapist with the Buffalo Public School System for most of her career until retiring in 1999, due to complications from MS. She moved to the Erie County Home in Alden in 2001 and was an active member of the community there. Kathryn is survived by children, James (Kelli Rae Powell) McNamara, Andrew McNamara and Carolyn (Matthew) Cross; siblings, Paul (Barbara) Rudnicki, Evelyn (Ed) Fahey and Laurie (Patrick) Sullivan; granddaughters, Fiona Cross and Donna McNamara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hospice Buffalo in Kathryn's honor. The family of Kathryn wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Kathryn's friends and the staff at Terrace View Long Term Care Facility, as well as staff at ECMC and Hospice Buffalo. A Memorial Service will be May 17th at 10:30 AM at the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, with Elder Manuel Wiggins, Chaplain of Terrace View, officiating.

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