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ESLICK, Betty (Williams)

ESLICK - Betty (nee Williams) Of Buffalo, died peacefully March 8, 2016 with her daughters by her side, Casey Eslick of Chicago; Nancy Eslick, and Susan Eslick of San Francisco.
Born in Evanston, IL, February 29, 1924, she was the daughter of Keith and Bess Williams of Buffalo and the wife of David H. Eslick for 57 years; the sister of Carol Williams Sharp and Nancy Williams Fiske. She graduated from The Buffalo Seminary and Skidmore College. Betty was a long time community activist for liberal causes and a volunteer for many organizations including the Children's Hospital, CAUSE, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Planned Parenthood, and several local political campaigns. She was a founding member of the Coalition for Action, Unity, and Social Equality (CAUSE). Betty was the head of volunteers for William B. Hoyt's campaign for the Buffalo Common Council (Delaware District). In addition, she was a volunteer for the campaign of Edward Regan for Erie County Executive. Betty was the professional manager of the 1973 and 1975 re-election campaign of Susan Lubick for Erie County Legislator. She then served as Executive Assistant to County Legislator, Susan Lubick. In addition to being a volunteer for Planned Parenthood, she served on its board. She was a docent at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for over 25 years and a volunteer in the gallery shop for 12 years. She was also a docent at the Darwin D. Martin House for several years. Betty was an avid reader, gourmet cook, gardener, sewer, lover of the arts (especially modern art) and fashion. She was known for her shocking pink lipstick and her statement necklaces. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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