Betty C. Taylor saved Baldur A. Flock from drowning, West Irving, New York, August 25, 1925. While wading in Lake Erie 120 feet from shore, Flock, 24, painter, stepped from a bar into deep water. After a girl had futilely tried to aid him and had broken from his grasp, Miss Taylor, 19, student, swam 40 feet to him and took hold of his wrist. Flock put one hand on her shoulder and locked his legs tightly around her body. After making unsuccessful efforts to free herself and after being submerged momentarily and swallowing water, Miss Taylor swam 25 feet to wadable water with Flock. 25751-2119
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Betty T. Raimo, 100, of Scotia, N.Y., died on June 25, 2004. Raimo was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 18, 1904, to Alfred and Matilda Taylor.
After graduating from Pratt Institute, she taught in Gloversville High School for many years in between raising four daughters and working in the family business, Dean’s Press. Raimo was a recipient of the Carnegie Medal for heroism.
(Edited from the Albany Times Union.)