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Sept. 23, 1925 – July 1, 2014

Dorothy S. Schaus, of Williamsville, a retired telephone company supervisor, died July 1 in Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville, where she had been a resident for three years. She was 88.

Born Dorothy Steven in Cincinnati, the daughter of Scottish immigrants, she moved to Buffalo in 1932, attended Bennett High School and was a 1943 graduate of Kenmore High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in Ohio in 1947.

Mrs. Schaus worked as a supervisor in the Personnel Department of New York Telephone for 37 years, retiring in the early 1980s.

She was a past president of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a past president of the Seton Guild of Sheehan Memorial Hospital and a past president and board member of the Twentieth Century Club. She was a former member of the Women’s Board at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and was honored for more than 7,000 hours as a volunteer. She was a past president of the Buffalo Interclub Bowling League and a past president of the Wednesday Women’s Golf League at Audubon Golf Course.

She was a former member of Brookfield Country Club and a member of the Buffalo Canoe Club, where she was chairwoman of the scorekeepers, couples’ bowling, women’s bowling and women’s bridge.

A Kenmore resident for many years, she moved to Williamsville in the 1980s.

Her husband of 42 years, Francis, died in 1992.

Survivors include two sisters, Janet Rutherford and Murial Meny.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Elms at Elmlawn Cemetery, 3939 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda.