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Norma Harris (Rubin) Solomon

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mrs. Norma Harris (Rubin) Solomon, 78, of Village Lane in Bennington, Vt. and formerly of Stratton Road in Williamstown, died Monday evening, April 11, 2005, at the Sweetbrook Care Center in Williamstown.

She was born in Chicago on Aug. 11, 1926, a daughter of the late Joseph Rubin and Zelda (Brooks) Rubin. She attended schools in Chicago before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she graduated from high school and attended Brooklyn College.

Mrs. Solomon was one of the founders of the Suffolk Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children in Bayshore, N.Y. She worked there as a teacher and as the associate director for 10 years. She also maintained a private practice as a teacher for learning disabled children.

Following her retirement, she moved to Williamstown in 1987. While in the Berkshires, she was employed at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in North Adams. She also served as a coordinator with the American Cancer Society and was an instructor with the AARP 55-Alive Program.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was the widow of Maynard Solomon, who died in September 1979. They were married on April 27, 1946.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Solomon and his wife, Suellen, of Williamstown and Peter Solomon and his wife, Julianna, of Wheatley Heights, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Todd Solomon, Jessica Solomon and Matthew Solomon. Two brothers are deceased, Lawrence Rubin and Lester Rubin.

Private graveside services for Norma Solomon will take place in the family lot in Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. Friends are welcome at the home of Paul and Suellen Solomon, 130 Forest Road, Williamstown (458-8604) on Sunday, April 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home For Funerals West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, which is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 13, 2005
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