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Aug. 13, 1920 – Dec. 13, 2012

Anna Mae Lapp, who served as a school crossing guard at the same Riverside corner for 35 years, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was 92.

Born Anna Mae Ott in Spangler, Pa., she had lived in this area since 1929. A longtime resident of Buffalo, Mrs. Lapp worked for the Buffalo Police Department as a school crossing guard from 1958 to 1993, stationed at the corner of Saratoga and Tonawanda streets in Riverside.

“She crossed four generations of children,” said her daughter, Jennifer Greco, with whom Mrs. Lapp lived for the past 14 years.

While in Buffalo, Mrs. Lapp was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister for shut-ins. In 1993, she received the Pentecostal Award for service to her parish.

After moving to West Seneca, she was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Southtowns YMCA, where she attended arthritis swim classes 3 days a week for eight years, until 2009.

Her husband, Daniel, died in 1964.

Additional survivors include another daughter, Dawn Szpylman; four sons, Daniel, Clifford, William and Lawrence; and a brother, Robert Ott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in St. John Vianney Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.