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Sept. 19, 1935 – July 3, 2013

Barbara A. Sasiadek, of Orchard Park, active in church, school and community affairs, died July 3. She was 77.

Born Barbara Thomas in Buffalo, she was a 1953 graduate of Orchard Park High School and led the planning of class reunions every five years until 2003, when she suffered a stroke.

She also was an elections inspector in Orchard Park for 40 years, retiring in 2008.

Active in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mrs. Sasiadek headed the fundraising and designing of the church chapel. She started and led many seven-day missions at the church with her husband and managed the Eucharistic Ministers Group.

She served as president of the Mothers’ Guild, president of the Altar and Rosary Society, president of the Immaculata Academy Parents’ Guild and as an officer in the St. Francis High School Parents’ Guild.

She also planned and facilitated family reunions, neighborhood picnics, Home Bureau projects, activities for youth groups and Cub Scouts, and parish dances and parties.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Joseph; three daughters, Linda Oesterle, Mary Healy and Dianne Curry; a son, Paul; and three sisters, Elizabeth Pilger, Audrey Sambrotto and Judith Thomas.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered July 6 in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.