Edmond J. "Eddie"'s Story
Edmond “Eddie” J. Solomon, 93, of Methuen, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born, lived and educated in Lawrence, prior to moving to Methuen, where he spent the rest of his life.
Eddie started his culinary profession at the age of 14, as a butcher for From George. During his professional career, he owned and operated Eddie’s Meat and Quality Market and then Eddie’s Delicatessen in Lawrence, Mass. He was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a culinary arts teacher, as well as cluster chairman at the Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical High School. Eddie was known for his generosity and his willingness to help anyone. He prided himself on spreading love and kindheartedness.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eddie felt a calling and joined the United States Navy. He served as a Signalman aboard the LST 1011 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and the European African Middle Eastern Theater. He was awarded four medals for his service. He was a member of the greatest generation and was proud of his service in WWII.
He was an avid fisherman and carpenter. His greatest love was his family. The family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers, as well as his very special hospice nurse, Sheila Hubbard.
Eddie is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 63 years, Theresa (Hatem); his sister, Mary and late brother-in-law, Fred Faris; his brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Hatem and his wife, Barbara; his sister-in-law, Mary Ann and her husband, Maurice Hatem; his daughter, Janice and her husband, Michael Solomon; his daughter, MaryEllen and her husband, Samuel Kalil; his son, Chief Joseph Solomon and his wife, Michelle; his daughter, Emily and her husband, Timothy Getchell; and his daughter, Phyllis and her husband, Jeffrey Getchell; 14 grandchildren; and his six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Emily Solomon.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Monday, July 31, 2017, from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Maronite Parish, 145 Amesbury St., Lawrence. Interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Maronite Cemetery on North Lowell Street in Methuen.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the following non-profit charities in Eddie’s name, Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843; The Down Syndrome Program at Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115; or The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation, P.O. 428, Dracut, MA 01826.
Published on  July 30, 2017