Solomon, Dr. Jack, 76, passed away on July 4, 2010, after a lengthy bone marrow disease. Dr. Solomon was born on July 8, 1933, in Hungary. He was the son of Emmy and Joseph Solomon. He is survived by his wife, Carol of 46 years; daughter, Sandra Rossi (Lee); grandchildren, Troy and Carlene; son, Jon (Margarite); grandchildren, Jacob and Victoria; brother, Dr. David Solomon (Louise); brothers-in-law, Guy Patsy (Patricia), Gus Patsy (Helene) and Paul Patsy (Amy). Jack came to the U.S. and grew up in Uniontown, PA. He served in the army during the Korean War, and then attended Pennsylvania State University, Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, and the Illinois College of Optometry receiving a Doctorate of Optometry in 1960. Dr. Solomon was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the Society of Contact Lens Specialists. He served as president of the Broward County Optometric Association and chaired numerous committees for the Florida Optometric Association. As a member of the American Optometric Association, he served as chairman of the Contact Lens Section and was recipient of their Continuous Education Award. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as well as being Diplomate status in Corneal Contact Lens section of the Academy. For many years, Dr. Soloman conducted extensive research and publishing as one of the pioneers in the development of contact lenses. He was a consultant to most major contact lens manufacturers. He was popular lecturer throughout this country and abroad. He served as president of the Broward Center for the Blind. Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He will be deeply loved and missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory may be made to Lighthouse of Broward County, 650 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311. Funeral will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapel, 2305 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL.
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Published by Sun-Sentinel from Jul. 6 to Jul. 7, 2010.