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Sarah Comstock Wilson, community volunteer, artist, dancer

Aug. 24, 1918 – May 4, 2015

Sarah Comstock Wilson, an active community volunteer who was an artist and dancer, died Monday in Canterbury Woods Retirement Community in Williamsville. She was 96.

Born in Minneapolis, the former Sarah Buck grew up in Baltimore and New Orleans. She moved to Buffalo in 1938, where she met and married Henry Walker Comstock in 1939. Mr. Comstock died in 1976. She later married Robert Letchworth Wilson. They were married for 23 years until his death in 2001.

Mrs. Wilson was involved with the Frontier Club of Republican Women for many years. She served on the boards for Junior League of Buffalo and Maria Love Foundation. She was a board member and chairwoman of the Women’s Committee of Buffalo General Hospital and Bristol Home.

Mrs. Wilson was a longtime member and president of the Garret Club, where she choreographed, directed and performed as a dancer in numerous annual club shows. She was an avid and talented artist in oil and water color. She hosted fundraising events for the American Field Service and Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), an organization founded by her late husband, Robert.

Survivors include two sons, Marc W. Comstock and Henry W. Comstock Jr.; a daughter, Valerie C. Cooley; four stepdaughters, Linda Stephenson, Terry Vaughan, Marnie Kerr and Hope Hawkins; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave.

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