Patricia R. Scatoloni, whose longtime dream was to join the Peace Corps, died Jan. 1 after a brief illness, while serving in the Peace Corps in Macedonia. She was 74.
A native of Buffalo, the former Patricia Devine graduated from Bennett High School and Buffalo State College. She also earned a master’s degree from California State University-Domingues Hills.
For many years, she taught kindergarten and first grade in White Plains schools, Los Angeles Unified School District and Pasadena (Calif.) City Schools. She joined the Peace Corps last year and was assigned to teach English to Macedonian children.
A niece, Betsy DiVita of Clarence, described her aunt as a “fun- loving, adventure-seeking young 74-year-old.”
Although she left Buffalo in the 1950s, Mrs. Scatoloni maintained an active social circle in the Buffalo area and spent summers at Chautauqua Institution and the Lake Erie shore.
Survivors include two sons, Michael of Charlotte, N.C., and Frank Jay of Torrance, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Forsythe of San Pedro, Calif.; a brother, Hugh J. Devine of Plainsboro, N.J.; and a sister, Joan Walter of Sandusky, Ohio.
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