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Yvonne Hodson, Buffalo schools librarian and teacher

May 7, 1926 – Jan. 20, 2015

Yvonne Hodson, a Buffalo schools librarian and teacher, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was 88.

Born in Marion, Ind., she was raised in Traverse City, Mich., where she met her husband. They moved to Buffalo in 1968 after living in the Netherlands for three years because of her husband’s job with DuPont.

She started her college studies at Michigan State University and returned to school when she was 44 years old to complete her degree at the University at Buffalo. She went on to complete her doctor of philosophy degree in education in 1978.

Mrs. Hodson worked as a librarian and teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for 16 years, working primarily in the gifted and talented program at Frederick Law Olmsted School 56.

She was a member of North Presbyterian Church for 46 years, serving as a deacon, as well as a member of the Martha Circle for many years. She volunteered at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital with various duties, including working in the gift shop.

Her many hobbies included sailing on Lake Ontario after purchasing a sailboat in her 50s. She also traveled extensively with her husband and family, including trips to Russia, China and Greece and a cruise through the Panama Canal. She visited 51 of 52 states and territories, traveling to many of the states in a recreational vehicle with her husband after their retirement. She was an avid bridge player and a member of many clubs and groups through the years.

Her husband of 63 years, Albert E., died in 2010.

Survivors include three sons, Matthew, Daniel and Jeremy; a daughter, Yvonne Grieco; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 in North Presbyterian Church, 300 North Forest Road, Amherst.

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