Niagara Gazette

Obituaries

June 6, 2014

F. Elaine Pethybridge

NIAGARA FALLS —

F. Elaine Pethybridge died at home on May 30, 2014. She is survived by her son, Robert Howard and daughter-in-law, Marie Spear-Howard; and several nieces and nephews.
Elaine was a graduate of NFHS, University of Fredonia with degrees in Music and Elementary Education. She received her Masters from SUNY Albany and she taught in the Niagara Falls School District until her retirement in 1994. Upon retiring, she became a landscape designer. She was an honored Life-Member of the First Unitarian Universalist church of Niagara Falls. She was also a Civil Rights Activist and in 1963 and she left her home and family, in Youngstown NY, to help with voter registration in Birmingham, AL.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 639 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 on Saturday, June 14th at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be sent to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara Falls, PO Box 2566, Niagara Falls, NY 14302.
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