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April 6, 1921 – Jan. 17, 2014

Josephine L. Fichera, of Buffalo, an executive secretary for the Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died Friday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She was 92.

Born in Buffalo, Miss Fichera was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School.

In Miss Fichera’s 36-year career with the Army Corps of Engineers, she advanced from the typing pool to become chief secretary to a succession of commanding officers. She was known for her toughness and her skills as an administrator.

She enjoyed bowling and swimming and was a world traveler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Maryland and Seventh streets.