OBITUARY

Mr. Andrew Solomon

January 23, 1969December 5, 2012

Andy Solomon passed quietly on December 5, 2012 following a prolonged battle with brain cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife, Monique, and two devoted daughters, Meg 14, and Tess 10.

Andy was a long time pillar of the Fresno community having grown up in Fresno where he attended Bullard High School and went on to Santa Clara University where he was their first baseman all four years. Following college, Andy returned to Fresno to complete a 25 year career in commercial real estate during which he made innumerable friends, supported community improvements, and was admired and respected by everyone who came in contact with him.

Andy, together with his family, fought against his illness for over five years. Andy's incredible strength and will to live resulted in him becoming one of the longest living survivors of full brain radiation treatment. We may all take some solace in the fact that Andy's participation in numerous ex- perimental cancer treatment programs may help to improve the chances for future patients to possibly survive this now incurable disease. During this time he also felt a strong calling to reach out to others in hope of helping them face their own personal challenges.

In addition to the young family he leaves behind, there is an extended and devoted family that will continue to morn his loss; his mother and father, Lew and Linda Solomon, of Fresno; three siblings, Jeff Solomon and his wife Carolyn of Tualatin, Oregon; Jim Solomon and his wife Melissa of Fresno; Susie Jones and her husband Tom of Sacramento; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Andy's great love of baseball continued to the very end and was exceeded only by his love for his family and faith in God.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances may be made to a college education fund created for his daughters. Checks should be payable to CollegeAmerica and sent to 680 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 202, Fresno, California 93704 Attn: Judy. The family would also like to remember the great dedication and care Andy received at both the University of California San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Cancer Center P.O. 45339 San Francisco, California 94145-0339 and Hinds Hospice 1616 West Shaw Avenue Fresno, California 93720.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2012
REMEMBERING

Mr. Andrew Solomon

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February 28, 2013

I just learned of Andy's passing. Many of my best memories of Santa Clara include Andy. He will always hold a special place in my heart. My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Solomon family. Andy had a smile that will live on forever.

Karen Nurisso Morris

Kari Hamwey

January 6, 2013

I love you so much Uncle Andy and miss you terribly. I was extremely fortunate to grow up with an amazing uncle and role model in my life you will always be in my heart. Rest in peace

Ryan Coburn

December 28, 2012

I just learned of Andy's passing. Andy was a great guy and I am honored to have known him and played baseball together. While he is gone physically he remains alive through all who knew and loved him. My condolences to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Ryan

Ellen Forster

December 22, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Monique and the entire Solomon family. Andy was a wonderful person and a true friend. I treasure the time I spent with him at Santa Clara and last year in SF. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and Andy will forever be in my heart.
All my love,

December 21, 2012

Dear Solomon Family,

Thinking of you now and especially at this time of year. My prayers are going up for you. May you find comfort and peace in our Lord and Savior Jesus.
Love, love, love,

Kim Garo
(friend from High School and Bible Study fellowship)

Lisa Nolan Arizcuren

December 15, 2012

Gone but never forgotten...the world has lost an amazingly kind, humble man but heaven has gained quite a special angel.

Tracy Zahlis Edwards

December 14, 2012

I have so many wonderful memories of Andy throughout middle and high school. I am so sorry for everyone's loss especially his family. God bless you all.

Cindy Frye

December 13, 2012

I am thankful to have know such a kind and caring person. I admire his courage. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will not be forgotten; as he will continue to live in our hearts and in our minds.

Scott Brown

December 13, 2012

I didn't know Andy terribly well, but he left quite an impression on me. I was a freshman at SCU trying to make the team. I was a nobody, and he was a star. But he was exceptionally kind and humble, and made me feel comfortable. I went on to become a high school coach, and every year I shared the "Story of Andy" with all our seniors. I'll never forget it.

Carrie Brust

December 13, 2012

The Brust Family wishes to express our deepest sympathy and so sad to hear of Andy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love of God, family and friends help you thru this most difficult time.