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Harold A. Soloff April 9, 1931 - September 23, 2013 NORWICH - Harold (Hal) A. Soloff, died peacefully at his home on Monday after a life-long courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis which he was diagnosed with at age 28. He was one of the oldest survivors of the disease. He was born on April 9, 1931 in Norwich to the late Simon and Bessie (Bruckner) Soloff. Hal left college to enlist in the US Air Force during the Korean War and served until his Honorable Discharge. He returned to attend law school and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee. Hal taught at Norwich Free Academy for 25 years, and at the graduate level at Connecticut College for 13 years. Hal was predeceased by his wife and best friend, of over 53 years, Phyllis (Bernstein) in 2009. Hal and Phyllis traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. Hal is survived by his son David of New York, his daughter Jennifer and her husband Eric Hu of Hawaii and his goddaughter Stacy Gould of Norwich. He is also survived by his brother and sister in law Stephen and Barbara Berns, his niece Debra Berns, his nephew Mark Berns and his wife Sol, his niece Karen Whipple and her husband Richard and their daughters Ashley and Brittany. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Sunday at noon at IOBA Cemetery, Lois St., Norwich, CT. Shiva will be observed at his home, 20 Cherry Hill Road, Norwich on Sunday following the service and Monday evening from 6:30 to 9:00. Donations in Hal's memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc., 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. To read more or leave an online condolence or share a memory, please visit www.churchandallen.com as the Church & Allen Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with these arrangements.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Sept. 27, 2013
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