Vigil held Sunday in Pavilion for sisters killed in auto accident
Submitted by Howard Owens on April 27, 2009 - 7:57am
Sarah and Gretchen Protulipac were popular with their classmates, who are shocked and saddened by their deaths Saturday in a two-car collision at Route 77 and Sumner Road, according to the Buffalo News.
Both girls were honor students and Pavilion Central School. About 100 students gathered there Sunday for a vigil, according to the News.
Sarah was a junior at Pavilion Central. Her sister was a sophomore. Both girls were well-liked honor students who were musically inclined, said Edward Orman, the school district’s superintendent. In fact, Sarah performed earlier this spring in Pavilion Central’s production of “Guys and Dolls.” She also took part in a talent show.
“She always tried to cheer people
up,” said Macy Penders, 16, who knew Sarah since second grade.
“She was a very sweet person,” said Brian Mogenhan, a senior at Pavilion Central who described Sarah as laid-back and compassionate.
Gretchen loved softball and volleyball, her friends recalled. But she wasn’t one of those overly competitive athletes.
The News reports that the girls were returning Saturday afternoon from Darien Lake, where they had gone to apply for summer jobs.
Pictures: Sarah, 17, top, and Gretchen, 16.