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Robert L. Solomon

In Loving Memory…

Robert Lee Solomon, age 87, died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Comfort Care Homes in Overland Park, KS.

He was born in Sedalia, MO January 16, 1932, son of the late Sam and Clara Solomon. On July 30, 1954 he married Rose Ann Heuerman who proceeded him in death on September 13, 2018

Mr. Solomon was raised and educated in Sedalia. He graduated in 1950 from Smith Cotton High School, as class valedictorian.

He received bachelors and specialist degrees from UCM in Warrensburg, and a Masters degree in science education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

He and his wife moved to Excelsior Springs, MO where he taught high school chemistry and biology and served as science coordinator for the school district. He later taught at Parkhill High School in Kansas City, and then moved back to Sedalia in 1968 becoming a charter member of the State Fair Community College faculty teaching biology. In 1972 he was appointed Dean of the Arts & Science division where he served until his retirement in 1994.

Mr. Solomon as an “Outstanding Educator” in 1970, selected as the Dean’s Academy in 1987, was twice chairman of the instructional dean’s section of the Mo Association of Community Colleges. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent for nine years, congregation president and vice-president, church council secretary, the board of elders and board of stewardship.

He was active in the Sedalia-Pettis County United Way serving six years as chairman for budget and admissions, and three years on the campaign team as chairman of the government division. Mr. Solomon was active in the scouting movement as an adult volunteer for many years. He served the Great Rivers Council as a council vice-president, a member of the executive board and the advisory council and was chairman of the council trustees for five years. He received the District Award of Merit and the Council Silver Beaver Award for his contributions to scouting.

He is survived by two sons, David Solomon of Grain Valley, MO and Steven Solomon of San Diego, CA., a nephew Sam Tadrus of Moberly, MO and two nieces Mimi Tadrus and Hanneh Nawas both of Chicago, IL.

Memorial suggestions to State Fair Community College Foundation or Our Savior Lutheran Church (radio ministry).

The family will receive visitors Saturday November 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sedalia, MO.  Funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Tessone officiating.  Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, MO.
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