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Brockport: Reta Dolan left this life on October 19, 2012 in Brockport, NY at the age of 94. Reta was born in Woodbourne, NY on Nov 26, 1917, and graduated from Ellenville High School. She received her BA degree from Hartwick College in 1940, and worked for a year in the Albany Home for children. In 1942, Reta moved to Kendall, NY and taught Junior High English. She earned her Master of Education from the University of Rochester and was the Elementary Coordinator at the time of retirement from Kendall Central School in 1973.
Reta was an active and contributing member of her community. She served in leadership positions in the Kendall United Methodist Church, the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society-International Honor Society for Women Educators (50 yr member), the Orleans Unit of Retired Teachers, the Visitor Center at the Albion Correctional Facility (20 year volunteer) and 4-H leader (20 years). In 1989 Reta was presented the Dewitt Clinton Masonic award for Community Service for Social Lodge 713 in Kendall.
Predeceased by her father Clarence Guy Dolan who died in France during World War I; mother Myra Low Dolan; brother, Duane Dolan; niece Paula (William) Perry. She is survived by her brother Lawrence Dolan; nieces and nephews, Robert (Judy) Dolan of Wallkill, NY, Diane (Raymond) Hodge of Nicholasville, KY, Linda (William) Hatfield of Boulder, MT, Janet (Charles) Brower of Anchorage, AK, James (Susan) Dolan of Lock Haven, Pa, Sally (Ronald) Thomas of Paris, TN, William Perry of Jacksonville, FL; many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Reta's ashes will be interred at a later date in a family graveside ceremony. Memorials may be sent to the Kendall United Methodist Church, Po Box 464, Kendall, NY 14476. An online guestbook is available at www.merrillgrinnell.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Oct. 21, 2012