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Priscilla A. Lang, 72, a medical social worker at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for 27 years, died Sunday (July 20, 1997) at her home in Portland, Chautauqua County, after a brief illness.

An Albany native, the former Priscilla A. Williams graduated from Exeter Robinson Female Seminary in Exeter, N.H., and the University of New Hampshire. She earned a master's degree in social work from Simmons College of Boston, Mass.

At Roswell Park, she worked primarily in the pediatric department. She also had worked as a field training instructor for new social workers for many years at Roswell Park and retired in 1989.

She was a member of the National Association of Social Workers and received an award from Simmons College for her publications on social work research in the Social Workers Journal, a national professional social workers publication.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Albert; two sons, Albert F. of Harborcreek, Pa., and Edward T. of North Tonawanda; a brother, Edward E. Williams of Exeter; a sister, Mary Jordan; and six grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Interment will be in Portland Evergreen Cemetery. (christian)

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