Solomon Sr, John J. 83, passed away suddenly but peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 26, 2018. He was the husband of Jeanette (Deeb-Budwee) Solomon. They had been married for 62 years. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Joseph and Naza (Simon) Solomon. John proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the State of Rhode Island for 38 years prior to his retirement. He was an active member of the Lebanese – American Community Center. He and his wife were recipients of the Silver Massabki award for their service to St. George Maronite Catholic Church. He was a faithful NAM delegate and member. He was a fierce protector of his entire extended family. He was a true friend to everyone that he met. Besides his wife he was the father of Dr. John J. Solomon and his wife Paula, Sal J. Solomon and his wife Donna, Freda Lombardi and her husband Joe, Marion Solomon, and Peter J. Solomon and his wife Virginia. He was the loving grandfather of Lindsey, Tiffany, Bianca, Michelle, Katherine, Jennifer, Peter Jr., Chelsea, Jenna, and Frank. Great grandfather of Valentina Marie, and Luca John. He was the brother of the Honorable Anthony J. Solomon and his late wife Sarah, Donald J. Solomon and his wife Maryann, his sister – in - law Rose Solomon and her late husband Samuel G. Solomon, he was the brother of the late Jean Azar and her late husband Tanous. He is also survived by his Aunt Eva Simon and her late husband Fred, and the late Hilda Simon.
His funeral will be held on Monday April 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM from the A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St. Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM in St. George Maronite Catholic Church, 1493 Cranston St. Cranston. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation will be Sunday 4 to 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. George Maronite Catholic Church Building Fund, 1493 Cranston St. Cranston, RI 02920.