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Lucy Hylton Fogan, New York Telephone worker

August 7, 1937 - April 21, 2017

Lucy Hylton Fogan of Lancaster, died April 21 following a long illness. She was 79.

Born in Martinsville, VA, she attended George Washington Carver High School in Fieldale, VA.

Mrs. Fogan moved to Buffalo in 1961 and soon took a job with New York Telephone. She remained employed there until retirement.  While there, she received a number of promotions and service awards. In 1996 she received the 1490 Enterprises, Inc. Black Achievers Award, in recognition of her achievements in business and her service to the community.

Mrs. Fogan received her bachelor's degree from Medaille College, and continued her education at Empire State College.

As a proud member of Lincoln Memorial Church she served her church community in a number of capacities over the years, including her roles on the Pastor Parish Relations Committee and the Usher Board. Mrs. Fogan was also a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Beta Phi chapter. She participate in a number of community-strengthening activities with them, including its annual "Apple for the Teacher"  awards luncheon.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Bee A. Fogan and is survived by her sons Randal and Byron and two grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. April 29 in Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Ave.

 

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