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Faith R. Greenfield, retired librarian

Dec. 10, 1925 – Oct. 21, 2017

Faith R. Greenfield, a former librarian in public and school libraries in the Buffalo area, died Oct. 21 in Palo Alto, Calif., where she had been a resident since 1986. She was 91.

Born in Warsaw, where her father owned and operated Rosen’s General Store, the former Faith Rosenthal earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in library science from Geneseo State College.

She worked as a librarian in the Clearfield, Snyder and Williamsville public libraries and at Kenmore East High School and Kenmore Middle School.

A concert pianist in her youth, she had a lifelong love of classical music and the arts. An avid reader, she enjoyed hiking and traveled extensively throughout the United States. She also visited Mexico, China, Russia and Europe.

She was predeceased by her two former husbands, William R. Raikin in 1999 and Donald Greenfield in 2002.

She was the mother of former Amherst Town Board member Peggy Santillo.

Survivors also include three sons, Steve Raikin, Mark Greenfield and Chuck Greenfield; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service in Buffalo will be arranged.

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