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JOHN D. SOLOMON

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February 21, 2014
John was so amazing and indelible... his memory doesn't fade. I feel so lucky to have known him and be able to say he was a friend. I know we're all still missing you John, with regards, and love to your family.
October 26, 2011
John's presence inspired us to to be anything close to the human being he was and the spirit that he is. Though it's been thirty years since the days on that Collegiate basketball court, I've still thought of John's endless, natural ability to give. If he has come to mind over the past thirty years, what's to stop me from remembering him over the next thirty, and beyond? He is one of the very, very few that leaves a lifetime impact.

My thoughts to Abby, Sara, Rebecca, Ann, Richard, and Jim.

John was living proof of the great human possibilities that we all can be.
February 14, 2011
I knew John for a few years in the late 1980's when he was a ringer on our architect's softball team in Central Park. He was our Derek Jeter - an agile and gifted athlete on the field and a personable gentleman off the field. His introduction came through his dad Richard, my landlord at 72 Spring Street; Dick subsequently, and rightfully, took credit for some of our close victories. In this and all other aspects of his life, John clearly made Dick and Ann very proud. My dad, too, was a journalist, and I know it takes a special blend of skill, motivation and inspiration to achieve journalism excellence - which by all the accounts and accolades I've read, John Solomon certainly did.
February 10, 2011
i was shocked to recently find out of John's passing. I met john through his brother Jim and we played in a basketball league in NYC about 20 years ago. He was such a happy person, someone unassuming but extremely smart and kind. John was passionate about basketball and seemed to have that same fervor for life. My prayers go out to his family.
January 11, 2011
I knew John only through cyberspace as we traded emails back and forth for several years on the topic of emergency preparedness. I met John through a telephone interview regarding my work in the field and we kept a good and educational exchange going for 2 years. I will miss his insights and I send my prayers and thoughts to his family. He was a good man. A smart man, and a compassionate man.
January 07, 2011
I was truly shocked and saddened to learn of John's passing. I developed a political and personal friendship with John after his story on my mother, Congresswoman Coya Knutson for "George" magazine.
We have lost a wonderful human being.
Terry Knutson
Bloomington, MN
November 22, 2010
I was shocked to learn today of John's passing at the LA Sports Club on the Upper East Side. I had the privelege of knowing John on the basketball court over the last several years. John was a fierce defender strong rebounder but more importantly a solid team player. i got to talking to him often before we started to play and he would always talk about the love of his family. Even though he had his illness he did not let it affect his play...he did't want anyones sympathy. The last time we played a few months ago I knew that he was getting weak as he could only play one game before getting tired. I feel now that he wanted to say goodbye to us and the game that meant a lot to him. I really will miss him. He was a good team mate but above all he was a mensch! May his family know further sorrow and be comforted knowing he is at peace.
November 09, 2010
Dear Family of John,
Thank you for sharing this gifted man. I followed his blog and we met in DC to discuss public preparedness and ways to measure it. He added so much to the field and will be missed. My sincere sympathies to the family.
November 09, 2010
I met John in the fall of 1982, when I showed up broke and a total stranger as a nighttime typesetter for THE HARVARD CRIMSON. He was proofreading my first night on the job, loaned me money for dinner. We spent many evenings working and talking many nights during the next 18 months.

He was a wonderful friend, and I will treasure those open-ended conversations as long as I live. RIP. The memory of the righteous shall be a blessing.
November 09, 2010
John was a sort of angel of kindness who would call out of the blue for the first time in years -- just to say something nice. For all of his prodigious talents, intelligence and accomplishments, rarer still was the grace and modesty with which John carried them. He was a gentleman and a gentle man and already the world seems a less congenial place for his absence.

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