Welcome to the Hy Solomon Memorial Website


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Hy was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA to Jewish immigrants who only spoke Yiddish at home. He graduated as valedictorian of South Philadelphia High School, and went on to serve in the US Army stationed in Germany in the early 1950s. There he met Eleonore, a young German woman from a completely different background - her father had been a high-ranking German military officer in WW2. Somehow, the bond between Hy and Eleonore bridged these extraordinary differences and went on to a loving marriage of 56 years. As Hy was fond of saying, "They said it would never last."


Hy possessed a sharp, comic wit and was a popular entertainer in USO shows as a comedian and MC. After returning to the USA with his new wife, he set aside performing to work as a finance manager in the automobile business and raised a family, putting all three sons through college. Once they retired to Boulder in 1994, Hy returned to the stage and performed with local theatre groups and enjoyed hiking and the outdoors, volunteering, and being a hardheaded thorn in the side of his local condo board. He was a mensch.

Hy is survived by his wife, Eleonore, their three sons, Mark, Bob and Joel, their wives Madi, Rosa, Leah and five grandchildren, Diego, Mario, Carmita, Zelda and Jacob.

Please send donations to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield (2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026) and Radio Reading Service of the Rockies (2200 Central Ave. Boulder, CO 80301).


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