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Died peacefully on June 9, 2016. Son of Rose z'l and Harry z'l, loving husband to Ann z'l and then to Sharron z'l, brother to Dan and Mimi, uncle to Michael, Steven, Kenneth and their families, and friend to many. Born in Brooklyn in 1929, Sol worked in his parents' grocery store before serving in the Army for three years. Sol graduated from CCNY in 1952 and earned a law degree from Yale in 1955. Sol served as Trial and Resident Counsel for Liberty Mutual, was a Magistrate Judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, served as President and CEO of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Service Corporation, and was a partner at Milberg. Sol had a passion for education, spending over 40 years developing continuing education programs and books for ALI-ABA, being an adjunct professor at Fordham School of Law, and chairing a course on American law in China and India. But Sol will be remembered most for his founding of the Ann Schreiber Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (now OCRFA), in memory of Ann, in 1994, and his tireless advocacy on behalf of OCRFA, which has invested nearly $70 million in ovarian cancer research. Sol will be missed by all those people whose lives he touched. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30am on Friday, June 10, at "The Riverside," Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. Contributions in Sol's honor may be made to OCRFA at No shiva but details about a future memorial service that OCRFA is arranging can be obtained from OCRFA.

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Published in New York Times on Jun. 10, 2016.
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February 26, 2018
RIP, Sol.
Pamela Edwards
May 6, 2017
Sol's wife Ann was a vey close friend of mine from work and Ann and i spent many years in each others company. I remember her telling me how Sol would drive her to Washington for meetings so she could remain working until the very end. I always thought he should be considered for sainthood. He maintained his private practice and her dignity singlehandedly. He was a very congenial person, unaffected, and a pleasure to be with, not to mention, brilliant, capable and funny.
Marlene Vidibor
April 8, 2017
Sol Schreiber was a great human being. He brought his wisdom and humor to many meetings of the Standing Committee on Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States while I was Reporter, and then to the Editorial Board of Moore's Federal Practice. We all miss him deeply and send our prayers and send our prayers and deepest sympathy to his family. Dan Coquillette
February 17, 2017
I knew Sol during the years he served on the United States Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and as liaison from the Standing Committee to the Civil Rules Advisory Committee. His experience on the bench and in practice combined to make him a source of invariably wise advice on the work of the committees. Outside formal meetings he often provided me, a budding Reporter for the Civil Rules Committee, advice and guidance that were as avuncular as they were wise. The occasional opportunities to reflect quietly with him away from committee business were a human delight. I recall him often and fondly in the ongoing course of committee work, and often greet one or another proposal by recalling his apt predictions that similar proposals would stir "a firestorm of protest." The world is poorer for his passing, but truly enriched by his life.
Edward Cooper
February 11, 2017
As a young FBI agent i frequently appeared before Magistrate Schreiber. Little did i know that 40 years later we would be working at the same firm. He was just a terrific person.
Steve Bursey @ Milberg LLP
February 9, 2017
So many wonderful memories of Sol...honored and humbled that he entrusted the keeping of his legacy, OCRF, now OCRFA, to me these last seven years. Loved our regular lunches together, and his greeting of either "hey kid" or "hello pretty lady" (both of which this mid-40's feminist loved, as they were offered with love and respect) as I stepped off the elevator at 14 Penn Plaza. Also loved spending time with Sharron and Sol in the Hamptons, and especially love the memory of the day Sharron drove my family and me to nearly every beach out there, but not before we dropped Sol at the very small but cozy Bridgehampton Library...I expected he would call us before our jaunt ended, but no, he was engrossed in his reading when we picked him up at day's end--completely content, and we then headed to his favorite restaurant out there, Yama Q...
February 7, 2017
My Uncle the lawyer, who, when my Father said "Be a lawyer", my Uncle said, "no, be an actuary." I said "be a what?" I followed my Uncle's advice and have spent my working life as an actuary. Thank you Uncle Sol.
Steven Schreiber
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