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Dorothy Regina Ledoux Linek, college faculty member, avid boater

April 2, 1926 – Dec. 11, 2015

Dorothy Regina Ledoux Linek, a traveler, boater and college faculty member who helped educate teachers for many years, died Dec. 11 in the Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda, She was 89.

Known as “Jeanne,” the former Dorothy Regina Ledoux was a native of Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore High School.

Mrs. Linek graduated from Mercyhurst University, where she was named an Outstanding Alumna of the Year, and also was given the Closest to the Virgin Mary Award.

She went to Cornell University for graduate studies for a time, and then earned a master’s in education degree from the University at Buffalo.

Mrs. Linek worked in education for decades, including at SUNY Buffalo State, instructing fledgling teachers. She oversaw teacher training at Buffalo State and Fredonia, among other places.

Mrs. Linek liked to travel and saw places all over the world with her husband, including Alaska, Australia, the Arctic Ocean, the Caribbean and Europe.

She also liked to boat, and at one time had a boat called the “Regina II.”

She participated in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where she did some instruction. She also belonged to the Inner Harbor Yacht Club.

She was married to Norman Linek, of Cleveland, for 21 years.

Mrs. Linek was a lifelong Roman Catholic.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, June Klink and Gladys Crouch; a stepson, Norman Linek; two sisters, Vivienne Schifferli and Dianne Szeliga Janus; a brother, Sylvester P. Ledoux; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.

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