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Lois R. (Baylin) Black, 95, of Westborough, formerly of Ayer, died July 27 in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Poland, she was raised by her adoptive parents, her aunt and uncle Harry and Frances Baylin. Before that, she lived in an orphanage as her parents died at a very young age, escaping on the last passenger ship out of Poland before the Nazis invaded in 1939. After high school, she worked at her family business, Baylin’s on Main Street in Fitchburg. Fluent in several languages, she worked at the U.S.O. teaching English to the wives and children of the servicemen who were stationed at Fort Devens, and she prepared them to become United States citizens. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Shalom of Westborough and was a life member of Hadassah. She is survived by two daughters, Laurie Silver and her husband, Marvin S. Silver and Julia Geran, and her husband, Dennis Geran, both of Westborough; a sister, Reisa Temkin and her husband, Michael, of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Jessica, and her husband Ryan Straw of Charlestown, A.J. Silver and his wife, Emily of Charlestown, Emily Silver and her husband, Todd Heller of Boston, and Alyssa Geran of Brighton; and a great-granddaughter, Grace Silver. She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Ellen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yiddish Book Center, the Harry and Jeanette Weisberg Building, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN

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