many difficult occasions, and I will always remember him with great fondness.
George married his second wife, Karen, in 1985. Following his retirement in 1987, they moved to the Santa Barbara suburb of Montecito, California. He and his wife joined the Greek Orthodox Church of Santa Barbara and, as one could have predicted, George became president of the parish council. While there, once again in typical service to the country he loved, he undertook reading technical books for Recordings for the Blind. In 1995 he and Karen moved to Boise, Idaho, where he lived the remaining years of his exceptional life. George E. Solomon passed away on April 25, 2005. He is survived by his wife Karen (who still lives in Boise); his son Cleve (a Caltech Ph.D.) and daughter Jane from his first marriage; his stepdaughter Denise; three grandsons, Derek-Lee, Troy, and James; and his sister Carmella and brother-in-law Bill.
George Solomon should be eulogized by recognition that from the time he left a leg at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II through 30 years of developing major missile and spacecraft systems critical to the defense of this nation, and additional years of aiding his fellow handicapped and underprivileged citizens, his life was dedicated to the service and protection of his country. He certainly deserves to be remembered as a premiere example of what has come to be designated in the United States as “The Greatest Generation.”