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SOLGANIK, Leonard M. age 86, of Washington Township, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at Lincoln Manor. Leonard was born on October 30, 1927 in Chicago Illinois to Harry and Dora (Fastoff) Solganik. He loved his family the most including his wife of 64 years Lois June (Lotney) Solganik; his three children Howard Solganik and his wife Leslie, Carin Solganik and her partner Tom Silverii, David Solganik and his partner Jamie Balzer; his grandchildren Adam (deceased), Lindsey, Danny, Benjamin, and Michael; and his great-grandson Noam. Leonard is also survived by his brother, Marvin (Judy) Solganik and his sister Vivian Solganik and many great friends. Born to immigrant parents, Leonard grew up in Cleveland OH in a close knit family. His father passed away at a young age and as the oldest child Leonard learned many life lesson early. Along with his regular studies he learned the violin and loved classical music. Leonard attended Ohio State University and was a member of Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity. He served in the Army and then met and married Lois June Lotney. His business career was spent entirely with NCR (40 years). He started in accounting machine sales. He was one of the first at NCR to learn about computers and data systems. He retired in 1992 as an assistant vice president of Latin American sales and service. Leonard was an enthusiastic gardener and received his Master Gardening Certificate in 1996. His most recent achievement and passion was for bridge; he became a Life Master in 2014 with his partner Bill Wild. Leonard's entire immediate family were founding members of Temple Beth Or. Leonard will be remembered for; his sense of humor, his intellect, his love of a good debate, his compassion for everyone he knew and his love of good food, particularly his wife's cooking. He traveled the world for both business and pleasure with Lois. A special thank you to Lincoln Park Manor and Kettering Hospitals for the wonderful care they provide. A special thank you to Addie for her vigilance and compassion. The funeral service will be Monday August 4th at 11 A.M. at Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Rd, Dayton, OH 45429, Rabbi Judy Chessin officiating. Burial will be at David's Cemetery. The family will host a Shiva at the Temple immediately following the burial. Memorial donations and contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Temple Beth Or. GLICKLER FUNERAL HOME handling arrangements.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 3, 2014
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