April 30, 1928 – Aug. 26, 2014

Jutta “Betty” Krieger, of Getzville, a retired purchasing agent for the Buffalo Public Schools, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. She was 86.

Born Jutta V. Wintersdorff in Buffalo, the daughter of German immigrants, she attended School 37 and graduated from Bennett High School.

While in high school, she began busing tables at MacDoel’s Restaurant in downtown Buffalo, later becoming a waitress there.

For 15 years, she was a receptionist for contact lens fitter Robert A. Danker on Linwood Avenue while working part time as a waitress at Cambria’s Of Course Restaurant at Fillmore and Jewett avenues.

Mrs. Kreiger joined the purchasing department for the Buffalo Board of Education in the early 1970s.

She retired as a purchasing agent in 1991.

A Getzville resident for more than 35 years, in retirement she took classes in quilting and sewing at the Amherst Senior Center and shared her crafts with residents at Heathwood Assisted Living in Amherst, where she volunteered on Mondays until last March.

She was honored for her work at Heathwood during an annual volunteer recognition luncheon of the Amherst Center for Senior Services.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Robert E.; a daughter, Madonna Urbino; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday following prayers at 11 a.m. in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.