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Rochelle "Shelly" Solomon

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Rochelle "Shelly" Solomon Obituary
With profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Shelly on October 7. Born in Washington, DC, June 19, 1963, she has lived in Florida most of her life. Shelly's love filled the hearts of those around her as a mother, sister, aunt, and dear friend to so many. Her bright smile, loving heart, quick wit, and boundless energy were an inspiration to all who knew her. The needs of others were her first priority, evidenced by her intense commitment and devotion to community efforts to better the lives of others. Her efforts to implement a districtwide anti-bullying policy, as well as her co-authorship of the Broward County Public Schools Anti-bullying Policy, led to a statewide legislative mandate requiring a regulation in every Florida school district to protect students. Shelly's spirit and determination were evident at an early age as she attained a top ranking as a junior tennis player in the U.S., going on to win a national team championship at UCLA, and an All-American for two years. She became a professional tennis player in 1982, ranking in the top 60 in the world, and served on the Women's Tennis Association Board of Directors. She graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science and later graduated magna cum laude from Nova University Law School in 1991. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1992, worked as Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, was Partner and Of Counsel for a Coral Springs Law firm, and volunteered for Legal Aid Services. Shelly was a Certified Life Coach and a member of the Broward County Women Lawyers' Association. She is predeceased by her beloved parents Roslyn and Leonard Solomon. She is survived by her loving children, Adam, Ashley, Jake and Lexi; her siblings Harold Solomon (Jan), Mark Solomon (Patti), and Barbara Liss; adoring nieces and nephews and two great-nephews; the father of her children, Bill Heller, and all those who love, honor and cherish her. Her love and legacy live on. Memorial services will be held at the Star of David, 7801 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale, on Sunday, October 12 at 3:15pm, followed by a private graveside service for the family. Donations may be made in Shelly's loving memory to The Humanity Project, 604 NE 2nd Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004, GanleyFoundation.org, or your .

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 11, 2014
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