David Russell Solomon

July 16, 1941 ‒ February 09, 2015

Johnsville, Ohio

JOHNSVILLE: David Russell Solomon passed away Monday afternoon, February 9, 2015 in his Johnsville home. He was 73.

He was born July 16, 1941 in Loudonville to parents Harvey A. & Lois (Russell) Solomon. After high school Dave  proudly honored his country by joining the US Navy where he served in Cuba as a Seabee. He worked for Gorman Rupp for over 38 years until his retirement in 2003.

Dave was an avid collector of all types of things, but was better known for his witty sense of humor and infectious laughter. A simple trip to the grocery could last hours for Dave, he took a genuine interest in everyone he spoke with and he could strike up a conversation with anyone. Dave enjoyed garage sales, Amish Country flea markets, and mushroom hunting in Michigan. Over the years, he and his wife Linda went on many adventures with their good friends Gary & Penny.

Dave was a member of Fusion Ministries (formerly Lexington Community Church).

He is survived by his wife Linda (Meredith) Solomon of Johhnsville, whom he married April 16, 1988; his children (& spouses) Amy & Greg Genter of Mansfield, David & Lisa Solomon of Medina, Jenny Solomon of Cincinnati, and Josh Jarvis of Huron; eight grandchildren Chelsea, Alese, Colton, Sydney, Rachael, David, Brinkley, & Addison; his in-laws Richard & Maxine Meredith of Johnsville, and a brother-in-law Robert & Vickie Meredith of Fredericktown.

In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his sister Norma Schafer and his brother Harvey Solomon.

His family will receive friends 3-7 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Dave’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday and friends are invited to call the hour prior. Pastor Jim Streib will officiate and burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville with American Legion Post # 535 of Bellville performing military honors.

Contributions in his memory to Morrow County EMS Squad #5 may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dave’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Linda & family,

    Thank you for allowing me to serve you this week. Your stories about Dave paint a picture of a great guy.

    Don’t forget I’m only a phone call away if I can help with anything.

    Hannah Snyder, funeral director

  • Linda: Sara Lou just called to tell us about David . . . and we are very sorry to hear the news. David is unforgettable . . .he was a wonderful Solomon First Cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Cousin Shirley and Gary

  • We are so sorry to hear about David.
    Linda you were blessed to have him. He had a bright spark about him. He was quick to smile and loved to laugh.
    We loved hearing his laugh in Church.
    We are sorry for your loss Linda. Deeply sorry.

  • Linda,
    I’m so glad to know you and Dave. I will always cherish our memories together. I will miss my 2 jelly donuts! He will be missed! Anything that you need please just call.
    Prayers to you and your family,
    Nurse Ivy

  • walking into church won’t be the same for me . Dave always would give me a hug and tease me and my daughters, would always tell me to get nefew Jeremy porter and myself to come to his house and visit no. wish we would have went! him and Linda r wonderful people Dave will be greatly missed by me and many. .may God hold Linda’s hand thru this tough time! !!


  • Big Hug’s Linda! just like i hugged you at Meijer’s the last time i saw you and Dave. May God hold you and Josh tight and help you get through this most sad time. I love you!!!

  • Linda,

    Scott just called to tell me about Dave.
    So very sorry for your loss.. Dave was a wonderful man.. always made everyone laugh. I have many fond memories going back to the 70’s of him and his quirks..
    Please know you and the family are in my prayers.

  • Linda & Family, so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing on Monday. Our prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May our Lord give each of you peace, comfort and strength to see you through this tough time. I am honored to be able to help in a small way for Dave’s services. We have some great memories from over the past 40 or so years. God Bless !

  • Linda,
    So sorry about Dave.
    You did a great job with writing his obituary. It fits him to a tee.
    He was a nice and honest man. Someone to be looked up to.
    Sue and I always loved running into you two.
    So sorry

  • I am saddened by your loss. I know he was your best friend. So many great memories have come to surface. God give you peace and acceptance. Your friends

  • I am so sorry the hear of David’s passing. I have fond memories of David and Norma from years ago. My Thoughts and Prayers and with you.

    • Amy, Dave and Jenny. So sorry to here of your loss..I always have found memories of your mom and dad watching my brother and me overnight. If you want to contact me I’am living in Lynnwood Wa.

  • Amy ,Colten,and family, we are sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather . our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Linda and family,

    This was a real shocker. Please know that we are sending a big hug to all of you. We are going to miss his laughter, his stories, and his orneriness.

    God bless you all.

  • I am sorry for everyone’s lost of David. I am the daughter of Susan Solomon, daughter of Herbert Solomon. I wish all love and peace, respectfully.

  • It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to the family of Mr. Solomon. A man with a great heart leaves a legacy of wonderful children and grandchildren that I am pleased to have as friends.

  • Oh how our hearts are saddened for you and Josh’s loss! We pray for God’s arms to stay wrapped tightly around your hearts as you grieve and adjust to such a loss.
    Your Dave was a blessing to rejoice in having, with memories that will be so cherished, and a legacy to live for, as you go forward. Our sincerest sympathies!,