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Marion F. Huebsch, 92, educator, active in church

Sept. 9, 1921 - April 22, 2014

Marion Huebsch, of Amherst, a Catholic school teacher and active churchwoman, died April 22 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a lengthy illness. She was 92.

Born Marion F. Hahn in Buffalo, she attended St. Ann’s School and graduated from Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1939. She later went to work as a secretary for Buffalo Forge Co.

After taking some years off to raise her three sons, she began teaching at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School in Cheektowaga in 1960. While teaching full time, she attended Medaille College and earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1973. She continued her education at Canisius College, obtaining a master’s degree in education in 1975. She also served as assistant principal at St. Aloysius.

Mrs. Huebsch also furthered her education through academic and faith programs. She retired in 2004.

In addition to her devotion to Catholic education, she also served as a trustee of St. Aloysius Parish, a member of the parish council, a Eucharistic minister and lector, a member of the parish finance committee, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

In 1999, she received the Catechist Certification Award. In 2005, she received the bishop’s Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker in recognition of outstanding service to the parish community and her devotion and unselfish labor on behalf of the church.

Her husband of 58 years, Raymond A., died in 2004.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald A. and Thomas M., and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church.

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