Jean Elizabeth (Schwin-den) Tederous, age 82, a resident of Fredonia Place, formerly of Central Avenue, Dunkirk, died Friday evening Dec. 16, 2011 in Buffalo, NY.
She born January 17, 1929 in Dunkirk the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Rider) Schwinden.
She attended school number 1 for kindergarten, St Mary's Academy (HSD-1946), Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing (RN-1949), University of Buffalo (BA), and Canisius College (MA).
She earned appointments of Head Nurse and Nursing Instructor at Buffalo General, while enjoying life as an avid world traveler including cruise, jet, and rail-road excursions with her friends. But it was in Dunkirk where she met Edmund Tederous, MD and they were married in 1978. They lived on Central Avenue in Dunkirk.
She continued close alumni friendships at all her alma maters and was an active sponsor for many reunion activities. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and served on the parish council and sponsored charities including the Edmund Tederous scholarship fund at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. She was always willing to volunteer her skills. She loved entertaining and being entertained. She and her husband joined the Social Circle of Western New York. Jean was a passionate reader who read novels, magazines and knew current events. She liked puzzles. As a hobbyist she collected dolls, dollhouses, and fine bric-a-brac. She was detail oriented and researched her family's geneology to discover new found relatives abroad. She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother. Jean was an outstanding home maker well known for her superb culinary skills and graciously hosting formal dinners at her home. She was a contributor to chari-ties and member of many organizations.
She is survived by children Rita Tederous of Rochester; Dr. Mark Tederous of Buffalo; Gail Treires (Tederous) (John), of York, PA; grandchildren Martin Tederous of Mass., James Treires of Raleigh, NC, Mark Treires of Washington, DC; a sister Judith Duffin (late Tom) of Deland, Fla.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Edmund Tederous, MD.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:15 from the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o'clock in St. Elizabeth Seton Church. Entombment will be in the Resurrection Mausoleum of St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Edmund Tederous, MD scholarship fund Northern Chautauqua Catholic School or a charity of one's choice.