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David Solzman, 83, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of L. Rachel McKinzie, loving Father of Nancy (Tomas Alarid) Solzman, Andrea (Jon- deceased) Goldberg, fond ex-husband of Bamboo (Eli Lewis) Solzman, treasured brother of Michael (Donna) Solzman and adoring grandfather of Ariella Alarid. David received his bachelor's degree from UofC undergrad program before returning to Omaha and earning his master's degree at University of Nebraska, Omaha. Once again he returned to Chicago to earn his PhD from UofC in urban geography focused on industrial land use along the Chicago River and Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Upon completion of his studies David joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he taught geography, meteorology, and astronomy full time from 1965-2000. During his tenure at UIC he received the prestigious Silver Circle Award 5 times. After retiring from full time teaching, he continued to teach a class or two for the Honors College of the University until 2016. An accomplished photographer, most recently 50+ of his photographs were made a permanent installation, The David Solzman Gallery, in the offices of the Friends of the Parks. There will be a memorial service at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago 60637 on May 11, 2018 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Friends of the Chicago River, 411 S. Wells Street, Unit 800, Chicago, IL 60607 chicagoriver.org or The Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632 chicagosfoodbank.org. Arrangements entrusted to Unity Funeral Parlors, Inc. 4114 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (773-624-2703) unityfuneralparlors.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 6, 2018
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