Mr. Richard Allen Solomon, 87, of Calhoun, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Morning Pointe. Richard was born Sept. 8, 1929 in Vandergrift, Pa., a son to the late Joseph and Rose Schmaley Solomon. Richard was also preceded by his wife, Carol Solomon; a brother, Joseph Solomon; and a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Jay Christmas. He graduated from Penn State with a master's degree in chemistry. He was employed by The Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, and while there he was the first ever winner of the very prestigious Vernon S. Stenger Award for Chemist of the Year. Richard is survived by a son and his partner, Richard Solomon and Rebecca Appleton of East Lansing; daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Barry Arrington of Calhoun, Ga., Shari and Rand Thomlinson of Midland, Marie and Roger Thompson of Hersey, Mich., Marcey and Chuck Rogers of Humble, Texas. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Richard Marino of Oakmont, Pa. He had 11 grandchildren, Lauren Norris, Sarah Skelton, Anna Solomon, Derrick and David Thompson, Nicholas Bell, Barry Arrington Jr., Amanda Rogers, Jacob Bell, Carter Arrington, Mason Rogers; as well as two great-grandchildren, Addison and Leah Norris. The memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Richard Solomon was held Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Deacon Brad Krupa officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local "Meals On Wheels" programs, which was dear to Richard's heart. Arrangements were made by Ponders Calhoun Chapel, 675 Jolley Road, Calhoun, GA (706) 625-7577.
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