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Herbert L. Solomon

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Solomon Herbert L. Solomon, age 96, passed away on May 16, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Anna Solomon, his wife of 50 years, Evelyn, daughter Eddie Ilan, grandson Benjamin Solomon and sister Gloria Baral. He is survived by sons, Robert (Nancy) Solomon and Dr. Ronald (Barb) Solomon; and son-in-law, Mordechai Ilan. He is the proud grandfather of Adam Solomon, Scott (Liz) Solomon, Stephanie (Bill) Kirtland, Aaron (Cassi) Solomon, Tomer (Ayelet) Ilan, Cegal Ilan, James (Rabbi Joni Hessel) Hexter, Andrew (Jessica) Hexter; and great-grandfather of Elsie, Aven and Soran Kirtland, Olivia and Adeline Solomon and Maren and Izac Hexter. Herbert was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University. During World War II, he was a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and served in the cryptography unit. While stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, he met his future wife Evelyn and he also served in the Pacific theater. As a businessman, he was in the movie theater business and had a second career in selling insurance and security investments. He was very active in the Jewish community. He was President of the Columbus Hebrew School, held board positions at Agudas Achim Synagogue and their Brotherhood, recipient of the Flowers of the Living award at Agudas Achim, active in the Jewish War Veterans, as well as volunteered and financially supported many non-profits. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19 at the EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St. Burial will follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. The family will receive guests after the funeral from 3-5 p.m. at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Avenue, and Shiva will be observed at Jewish Family Services, Sunday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. with Minyan at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Zusman Hospice, The Wexner Heritage Village, or Congregation Agudas Achim. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 18, 2017
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