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Virginia Lee Solomon, 70, a clinical social worker, died Sunday (July 27, 1997) in Buffalo General Hospital after a sudden illness.

Born Virginia Gehri in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she attended Antioch College and the University at Buffalo. She received her master's degree in social work from UB in 1976 and received certification of diplomate status in clinical social work.

After moving to Buffalo from Greensboro, N.C., in 1969, she worked for Jewish Family Services in the psychology clinic. She maintained a private practice in Buffalo for the past decade.

Known for her compassion and concern for others, she established one of the first racially integrated nursery schools in West Virginia in the 1940s. In recent years, she focused her efforts on assisting adult survivors of sexual abuse.

Surviving are two sons, Eric and David, both of New York City; a daughter, Barbara of Amherst; a sister, Sylvia Sperow of Morgantown, W.Va.; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

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