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Jan. 25, 1921 – March 13, 2014

Doris P. Cart, a physics major in college who worked in the aircraft industry in World War II and later was the Nichols School librarian, died Thursday in Oxford Village at Canterbury Woods, Amherst. She was 93.

Born Doris Parks in Buffalo, she graduated from Bennett High School, attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 1943 as a physics major. Following graduation, she worked in the physics library at MIT.

During World War II, Mrs. Cart worked as an aerodynamic scientist and translator at Curtiss-Wright Corp. and later at Linde Air Products.

After marrying in 1949 and raising a family with her husband in Orchard Park, she returned to work as the Nichols librarian from 1968 to 1978, responsible for developing the new library that remains today.

She later used those same skills at Canterbury Woods, building and managing the library there. She recently celebrated her 93rd birthday with friends and family.

Among her many passions, Mrs. Cart led several book clubs, enjoyed playing bridge and entertaining, traveled to Cape Cod, Maine and Florida, and earlier enjoyed the views of Freeman Pond in Orchard Park with her friends and neighbors.

Her husband of 55 years, Edward G. Cart Sr., died in September 2004.

Surviving are two sons, Edward G. Jr. and Dr. John B.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. April 4 at Canterbury Woods.