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Virginia Klas Dorsey, a Buffalo native who worked as a secretary here before moving to Florida 47 years ago, died Sept. 26, 1997, in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 89.

"She was very outgoing and had many, many friends," said her sister, Florine Whalen of West Seneca.

Brought up in South Buffalo, Mrs. Dorsey was a graduate of School 27, South Park High School and a business school in Buffalo. She was a secretary at several local businesses, including Cooper Paper Box, now Mod-Pac Corp., before her marriage to Oscar L. Dorsey in the 1940s.

Survivors besides her sister include a son, Roger L. of Bristol, Fla., and a brother, Donald Klas of Vass, N.C.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Sept. 30 in Tallahassee.

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