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May 10, 1929 – Sept. 3, 2013

Joanne R. Fuhrmann, a retired Buffalo and East Aurora teacher, died of cancer Tuesday in Palm City, Fla. She was 84.

Mrs. Fuhrmann was born Joanne Kopp in South Buffalo. She graduated from Buffalo public schools, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College and a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

After a stint in the Air Force as a radar repair officer, she returned to Buffalo and taught from 1955 to 1958 at School 29. She then took a teaching job in the East Aurora school district, where she taught until her retirement in 1991.

Mrs. Fuhrmann taught courses at Daemen College after her retirement, and also worked for the Erie County Board of Elections. Until her move to Florida in April 2009, she lived in Clarence.

Survivors include her ex-husband, Edward; two sons, Chris E. and Mark R.; a daughter, Laura Graber; and a brother, Howard Kopp.

Services will be held Tuesday in Calvary Chapel, Palm City.