Rosalind Hannah Solomon passed away March 13, 2018, one month before her 94th birthday.
She was born in the Bronx and lived her entire life in the borough, including 65 years in the Van Cortlandt Park Village area. She was a graduate of Evander Childs High School, and worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Alexander’s Department Store and Lehman College.
As a young woman in 1943, she travelled from the Bronx to Joplin, Missouri, to marry her future husband, Julius Solomon, who had enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was stationed at nearby Camp Crowder.
They lived in Joplin for a few months before her husband was deployed to Europe and ultimately landed in Omaha Beach on D-Day with the 29th Infantry Division.
These few months in Joplin were the only period of time when she was not a Bronx resident.
She is survived by her sons Stephen, Michael and Derek; grandchildren Evan, Daniel and Jeffrey; daughters-in-law Susan and Aida; and her nieces and nephews.
She was married to her husband for 62 years, who passed away in 2005.