JEROME SOLIN
SOLIN--Dr. Jerome,

age 89, died Sunday, June 26, 2016. Raised in Bayonne, he practiced dentistry in New Jersey and New York for 60 years. A United States Navy veteran of WWII, he graduated from University of Virginia and NYU Dental School. At the age of 40, he ran the first of 65 marathons. He was a collector and authority of jazz. Dr. Solin was preceded in death by daughters Nina and Alexa. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, artist Trudy Solin, son Dr. Seth Solin and daughter-in-law Janet Poon Solin and granddaughter Julia; son David Solin and granddaughters Serena and Alana. Graveside service on Friday, July 1 at 10:15am at Beth El Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. Contributions in Jerry's memory to Jazz Society at Lincoln Center.

Published by New York Times on Jun. 30, 2016.
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This wonderful man has made so many smile from a tiktok video.
L. LD
Friend
April 11, 2021
I saw this man on TikTok and it touched my heart. Nothing is coincidencental and I pray his family feels Mr. Solin's love all the way from heaven. Thank you for your service, Sir.
Gabrielle Bertogli
April 3, 2021
rest in peace ❤ I hope the art of heaven is as beautiful as it was on earth
Naya Lee
Friend
March 29, 2021
i saw a video on my tiktok about him and he seemed like the nicest man and i would have loved to meet him, may his soul rest in peace. ❤❤
Dee Dee Shote
Friend
March 29, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. May god bless you and your family xx
Darcie
Friend
March 29, 2021
I saw a video about you and a young girl and it touched my heart so much. I’ve always loved the older generation and always been so close with my grandparents especially my great nan and great grandad. My great nan passed away in October 2020 and I’ve really been struggling. She unfortunately died exactly 5 weeks before I gave birth to her first ever Great Great Grandchild. Jerry, you seemed like such an amazing man and you did so much in your life. Your family must be so proud of you to know everything you accomplished and achieved. You have touched millions of hearts including mine and I’m sending your family all my love! May you forever rest in paradise
Bethanie B.
Friend
March 29, 2021
i've come across a tiktok of a girl that you've met and you seem like a every kind person, although i've never personally met you, i wish you rest in peace.
han solvi
Friend
March 1, 2021
i did not know Jerome personally but he looked like the sweetest person ever. he obviously made may people happy. may he Rest In Peace, i will keep his family in my prayers.
Elli
Friend
February 4, 2021
May you rest in peace, Dr. Jerome. Reading about the story and watching the videos of the time you shared with the younger generation was quite heartwarming. You have touched the heart of the people from all over the world.
Natalie S.
Friend
February 4, 2021
Rest in paradise , Dr.Jerome Solin. I did not know you but you sure seemed like such an amazingly sweet soul, you have touched millions of hearts including mine. May god bless you, and all your loved ones forever and always ❤.
Jessica
Friend
February 3, 2021
i came across a video on tiktok about him and it made me realize how amazing people can be. reading his story has brought joy to me and so have these comments everyone has left on here. may you rest in peace and always be remembered for the joy you brought to anyone u crossed paths with or to those who get to hear about how amazing you were now. may you rest in peace and my love goes out to jeromes family
olivia adams
Friend
February 3, 2021
i saw a tiktok abt a girl who became friends with him in college and they would go to art museums and he was a dearest friend to her before his death. he seemed like an amazing person.
olivia
Acquaintance
February 3, 2021
Even though i didn’t know you seeing all the videos of you, you seem like a very sweet man may you rest in peace ❤
Mariah
Friend
February 3, 2021
i may have not known you but from what i’ve heard and seen you seemed so pure:) rest in peace ❤
danae
Friend
February 3, 2021
i didn’t know him but im sobbing and he seemed like a very sweet man hopefully he meets my family in heaven
chloe zamora
Friend
February 3, 2021
I came here from the TikTok video, what a touching story and an incredible man. I may not have been blessed enough to know him, but I know he’s touched the hearts of millions of people. Rest In love Jerome ❤
Ashtyn
Friend
February 3, 2021
I didn’t know you but you seemed like such a kind and warm-hearted human. i’m i’m tears in tears right now but i know you’re resting easy and in a better place, rest in paradise Jerome.
Laura Jimenez
Friend
February 3, 2021
I didn’t know you but you seemed like such a kind and warm-hearted human. i’m i’m tears in tears right now but i know you’re resting easy and in a better place, rest in paradise Jerome.
Laura Jimenez
Friend
February 3, 2021
I didn’t know you but you seemed like such a kind and warm-hearted human. i’m i’m tears in tears right now but i know you’re resting easy and in a better place, rest in paradise Jerome.
Laura
Friend
February 3, 2021
I didn’t know you but you seemed like the sweetest human being ever. may you rest in paradise.
Laura
February 3, 2021
I did not know Jerome, but writing this made me tear up because what I’ve heard about him is nothing but a pureness. It’s never easy losing someone, but my ♡ and love goes out to Jeromes friends and family.
Kate
Friend
February 3, 2021
May you Rest In Peace. Even though I did not know you, it seems like you had a way of lighting up everyone’s life around you and you seemed like the most genuine person. Thank you for the happiness you brought me just from the videos I seen.
Sarah
Friend
February 2, 2021
I saw the tiktok about him, he seemed like a sweet person. May he Rest In Peace
Z Smith
February 2, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Nidal Ahmed Daoud
Friend
February 2, 2021
Thank you for being a sweet man. Forever in out hearts
Anna N
Acquaintance
February 2, 2021
Rest in Eternal Peace Jerome Solin. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Stephen
February 1, 2021
This video I stumbled upon took me back to memories of my grandpa. It seems as though you were loved by everyone that crossed your path. May your memory live on deep in the ones you loved! (PS. Thank you Ezra for introducing the world to this beautiful soul!)
Heather from NY
Friend
January 30, 2021
Saw the tiktok and it made me smile. His story has touched a lot of ppl. Enough so that I wanted to come read about his life! Seemed like a wonderful man. ❤ Fly high Jerome!
Kim
January 29, 2021
What an incredible power he has when he brings so much tears and smiles for people from all over the world even though he is not around anymore. RIP beautiful soul.
Katniss Riddle
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
My friend, five years after I met you, I stumbled upon the business card you had given me and I decided to put together a video of our interactions in hopes that your family may see it one day. To my surprise, millions and millions of people have seen the video and were introduced to your incredible life and smile. I believe our souls live on and I hope you were able to feel the moment that all those hearts were touched and see the tears and laughs that were created because of you. It has made such a profound impact on others and I think this is the beginning of something beautiful. Because of you, I am inspired to keep your legacy alive by spreading kindness and helping others with resources on how they can make connections. It is so evident that everyone is yearning for faith stored in humanity and real friendships, especially after the pandemic. God bless you, my friend. I hope you are smiling from above as you read all your messages. I'm eternally grateful for you.
Erza Nicaj
Friend
January 26, 2021
He seemed so sweet and loving .. Rest In Peace . You will be missed and never forgotten!
T
January 24, 2021
One of the sweetest old man I've seen through the internet. Might not have been able to met him but I teared up because he reminded me of so many like him, who are waiting for someone to come along and enjoy all the knowledge he had to offer. Not many go to museums to delve into the art that's actually there, but I do, and it was so nice seeing him become friends with the girl. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
indie
January 24, 2021
I have been shown the kindness of two strangers sharing their lives with each other. I have been the recipient of a random act of kindness. I may not have met Mr. Solin but he appeared to be a sweet caring man. I can only hope for more people like Mr. Jerome Solin. Rest Easy old friend. My condolences to his family. May you all be touched by our love and support.
Kevin Lee Stark
January 24, 2021
I may have never had the honor of meeting him, but he seemed like such a genuine kind soul. Rest In Peace
Alyssa deBoisblanc
Acquaintance
January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Mr. Solon!
Angela McCloskey
January 23, 2021
Today I came across a video of Jerome. He and a friend had a little tradition of going to museums together, and something about it truly touched me. He truly seemed like such a kind soul. May he rest in peace
Myla
Acquaintance
January 23, 2021
i may not have known him, but by reading about his life brought me to tears he was a good man may he rest in peace.
Sammy Wallis
Friend
January 23, 2021
rest in peace
korei
Acquaintance
January 22, 2021
Jerome was such a beautiful soul. Earth is not the same without him, rest in paradise sir!
Kaleigh
Friend
January 22, 2021
sweetest most innocent soul. i wish you were still here i would love to have a sit down with you and just talk with you for hours and appreciate you. may you rest in piece you loving soul
mayah
January 22, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Lincoln Reiter
Friend
January 22, 2021
rest in peace in heaven!!
hailey
Friend
January 22, 2021
When I was visiting the MOMA in New York on vacation, I noticed poetic things. I noticed how rooms of art represented certain chunks of human existence, and how every piece had its own capture of emotion. One thing that stuck out to me was a man, dressed in a suit, drawing artwork that was in front of him. I have remembered this moment for years, and only now has it come to light who he was. Like a lot of others, I’m here from a TikTok. Watching that almost made me cry, because I reminisced on that moment in wonder. The moment of sonder and curiosity of a life I knew nothing about, but filled with dreams of past loves and lives lived. Even though he was a soul I passed briefly, he made an impact on my life eternally without saying a word. From what it seems, that is a common theme and quite frankly he lived a glorious life filled with people who love endlessly. Thank you, to Jerome and to his family. Know that his life impacted more than just the people close to him.
Ella D
Acquaintance
January 22, 2021
When I was visiting the MOMA in New York on vacation, I noticed poetic things. I noticed how rooms of art represented certain chunks of human existence, and how every piece had its own capture of emotion. One thing that stuck out to me was a man, dressed in a suit, drawing artwork that was in front of him. I have remembered this moment for years, and only now has it come to light who he was. Like a lot of others, I’m here from a TikTok. Watching that almost made me cry, because I reminisced on that moment in wonder. The moment of sonder and curiosity of a life I knew nothing about, but filled with dreams of past loves and lives lived. Even though he was a soul I passed briefly, he made an impact on my life eternally without saying a word. From what it seems, that is a common theme and quite frankly he lived a glorious life filled with people who love endlessly. Thank you, to Jerome and to his family. Know that his life impacted more than just the people close to him.
Ella D
Acquaintance
January 22, 2021
rest in peace you beautiful wise soul , thank you for touching so many people
like you did
marii king
January 22, 2021
rest in peace you beautiful wise soul , thank you for touching so many people
like you did
marii
January 22, 2021
I didn’t know this man personally but I saw this beautiful video of him and a friend and he seemed so wonderful and sweet . May he be in a better place rip
Nina
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
I saw him on a TikTok posted by one of his friends. So I didn’t know him personally, but he seems like the sweetest person who loves sharing his knowledge. Rest in peace Jerome.
Sriya
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
I have no doubt you had such a pure heart. I came from Tiktok but I would like to say I hope you're doing good. May you rest in peace.
Nicole Gao
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
I saw you on TikTok you seemed like a very humble and amazing soul I’m so glad you met Ezra y’all seemed like such good friends may your soul Rest In Peace god bless ❤
Samantha
Friend
January 21, 2021
I saw the video on tiktok, and I thought it was beautiful. I wish I would of met him. Rest in Peace Jerry.
Ceci
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
Rest in peace beautiful soul . You made a wonderful friend and impact with your kind friendship . God Bless ❤❤ didnt know you personally but your story is being heard all around ❣
Julie
Friend
January 21, 2021
The most wonderful man.
James
Coworker
January 21, 2021
I did not know him, I saw a TikTok about him and a girl he met who became friends and went to museums together. Their friendship seemed so pure and he looked so sweet that inspired me to write a story about it. May he rest in peace.
Mench
Acquaintance
January 20, 2021
Came from TikTok after a video was posted of this kind gent. Affected me greatly, RIP sir
Nelson
Friend
January 19, 2021
I didn’t know him personally but I saw the TikTok and he seemed like such a genuinely lovely man. The friendship they had seems so pure and it gives me hope. I’m glad he was able to pass on his knowledge. RIP. X
Dani A
Friend
January 18, 2021
I didn't personally know Dr. Jerome, but the TikTok short clip I saw of him and beautiful friendship that he made towards the end of his life really moved me. I hope his family finds comfort in fact he touched so many and that he may rest in peace.
Urska
Friend
January 18, 2021
I came from a TikTok about a girl who met him before he passed back in 2016 at a museum and he looked so happy. May he rip he must’ve had an amazing soul and kind heart!
Astrid
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
I did not know him but I wish I could of
Angel Perez
January 17, 2021
Hi I don’t personally know Jerome but I know that he was & continues being stellar. I came across this video on tiktok taken by a friend he met at a museum shortly before his passings. I thought you guys would like to see you and cherish.
- D1117
Diany R
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Hi I don’t personally know Jerome but I know that he was & continues being stellar. I came across this video on tiktok taken by a friend he met at a museum shortly before his passings. I thought you guys would like to see you and cherish.
- D1117
Diany
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Sincere condolences for the whole family. Many lasting wonderful memories will live on.

My love goes out to you all.
ED Levine
July 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
Mary Gray
July 5, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the entire Solin family.
Susan Scherl, HM '81
Susan Scherl
July 1, 2016
The world was a better place where ever Jerry was. He brought his passions and love of life to all he encountered. His love of jazz, his watch collection, his interest in art, food and interesting people were inspiring. His home was always open to all. He loved his family deeply... most of all Trudy.
My deep condolences... Renee
renee iacone
June 30, 2016
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