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JOHN D. SOLOMON

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November 09, 2010
I met John only twice -- the first time when he interviewed me for his blog. We also talked after he was diagnosed with Luekemia because I had had cancer. When I did a bike ride to raise money for pancreatic cancer research at Johns Hopkins, he was incredibly gracious--posting my note and advertising my ride on his blog and donating in support of my ride. I didn't know him well, but I knew him well enough to know that he was a great, smart, kind, thoughtful, vital and just an incredibly nice person. So I wanted to express my deepest condolences to his family. I'm terribly sorry to hear this news.
Matt Dallek
November 07, 2010
ON SOLLY’S TEAM
By Barney (Chip) Straus

Inside the red doors,
Solly was a Blue.
I, too, was a Blue.
I was on Solly’s team.

His ever-present smile
And his encouraging words
Made me feel the opposite of blue
(though certainly not Orange).
I was a Blue and Solly was true blue.

Three decades later
We had evolved from dodgeball on the roof
To football in the park.

God, it had been thirty years
Since I’d seen my fellow Dutchmen
Would we even remember each other?
Solly greeted me with open arms
As if the decades had been mere moments

I was on Solly’s team again,
This time due to my east sidedness.
He led me from zero to being a hero that year.
Always the optimist
And still our QB
Solly tossed me the winning pass.*

I caught something much more meaningful than a ball from John.
His winning ways were contagious.
He seemed always to value me
And so helped me to do the same.

I stand as a proud veteran of Solly’s teams.
And for that I remain grateful
And an enhanced human being.
Thank you, John Soloman, for being…..



* For those keeping score, I think that Mike Boardman actually threw me the me the pass, but I took some poetic license here.
November 07, 2010
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Solomon family from the Goldman family.
November 06, 2010
John ennobled us with his presence. His keen intelligence, pursuit of the truth, and delight and choice to focus on the finest in humanity.
November 05, 2010
John's memory will live on at the company I work for. He was an inspiration to me in the field of emergency preparedness. My condolences to his family, friends and to all who he touched.
November 05, 2010
My sincerest condolences to all the Solomons. I so enjoyed getting to know John through Vanita & Jim. May fond memories help you during this difficult time.
November 04, 2010
Leader is the perfect description for John...in sports it was always so important that we boys be ranked by skill level and John was always #1, we all agreed. He never let it go to his head, he never made anyone feel less important. That's a leader...our John..
November 04, 2010
Dick,
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Over the years, I've heard you speak so lovingly of your sons (and, as a fellow Collegiate parent, I know what he meant to his classmates and to the school). My thoughts are with you and your family in heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
November 04, 2010
We are truly saddened by the loss of John Solomon, a great friend and supporter of the Ready Virginia program. We pledge to remember and continue his work in citizen preparedness. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his family.
November 04, 2010
It may seem trivial, but one of the best things about the surprise Jets season was how happy I thought John would be that the Jets finally made a real playoff run last year.

I can remember John in the last Thanksgiving football game huddles making all the children feel special, as they would listen to his earnest play calling for each one. He was adored by them all.

I remember coach Byrnes and Solly on so many occasions share a sideways look at each other before anyone else knew what they were thinking, or about to say, but it was always going to be real funny.

He made me a better older brother with his interaction and relationship with Jimmy.

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