February 1, 1945 – April 28, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lois Solomon on April 28th, 2021, after living with stage four metastatic breast cancer for twelve years, a true warrior.
Lois was the beloved mother of Jamie Charney (Jason), David Solomon (Laurie) and Joshua Solomon (Sarah) and sister to Ina Broder and daughter of the late Gertie and Jack Kramer. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Gabriel, Daniel, Benjamin, Rebecca, Jacob, Marisa, Liam, Anna and Lucy. They were always the apples of her eye.
Lois had a long career as an elementary school teacher in both Brooklyn and East Brunswick. She was a recipient of the teacher of the year award at Lawrence Brook Elementary School and is loved by so many of her former students and colleagues.
Lois was dedicated to her work for Susan Komen, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support breast cancer research. She received the Avis Spirit Award for her work for Susan Komen, presented to her by Joe Girardi on the field at Yankee Stadium.
She was a loyal friend to so many, and made new friends wherever she went.
Lois will be sorely missed by her family and friends and her memory will always be carried in our hearts.
- David Solomon, Son
- Joshua Solomon, Son
- Jamie Solomon-Charney, Daughter
- Ina Broder, Sister
- nine, Grandchildren
- Susan G. Komen
Friday, April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
I met Lois in 1994. She was my Saturday morning 9:00 nail client. As I held her hand to do her nails, I never imagined that she would hold mine for the next 27. Lois became the big sister I always dreamed of having. She was my teaching partner, my mentor and my friend. She taught me to go after my dreams, put family first, and make everyday count. Lois loved life, her children and grandchildren were her world. Thank you, Pal, for holding my hand and guiding me through life. I love you and I will miss you. You fought, you won, and now Rest In Peace.
April 30, 2021
Lois was an incredible educator. I remember sitting in the back of her classroom watching her teach. Everything about the classroom atmosphere was authentic. The way she interacted with her students is something that can not be taught, it is intuitive. Each student felt safe to contribute. Differentiation was natural; no child was left behind. I remember saying, ‘You are an incredible teacher. Your students are beyond fortunate. I have learned so much from watching you.’
LBS was beyond fortunate to have had Lois as a teacher and I was fortunate to be her colleague and friend.
April 30, 2021
Lois had a youthful spirit and was a joyful presence. She didn’t let her illness define her and lived her life to the fullest. I loved to be in her presence. She was always laughing and full of energy. I feel grateful to have known her and prayed for her often. She will be missed. May all of the happy memories fill her family with peace and comfort during this time of sadness.