Bachelor of Science in Education, State University, Buffalo, 1955.
Elementary teacher Buffalo School System, 1955-1957. Substitute teacher Williamsville (New York ) Schools, 1974-1976. Part-time workshop instructor Niagara Community College, Sanborn, New York, 1991-1993.
Workshop instructor since 1990, private instructor, Williamsville, New York, since 1992.
Liason Williamsville School System, 1972-1979. Member Transparent Watercolor Society America (Award of Excellence 1987), American Watercolor Society (associate), Allied Artists of America (associate), Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society (editor 1983-1987, chairman 1988-1994, Grumbacher Gold medal 1990, 2003), Buffalo Society of Artists (board directors 1994-1995, 99—).
Married Thomas A. Fortunato, April 7, 1956. Children: Kathleen Yoder, Mark, Susan, Karen Voight, Steven, Thomas J.