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Arnold Max Solomon, 92, known as “Sonny” to his friends and family passed away in San Diego, California on June 16, 2017.  He was born in Marinette, Wisconsin and graduated from Washington Park High School.

Arnold volunteered for the draft during WWII and was proud to be a front line Jewish soldier on a Browning automatic rifle crew in the US Army infantry.  He received the Bronze Star as part of the European Rhineland Campaign.

In 1950 Arnold earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For twenty-four years Arnold worked in engineering with the Automatic Electric Division of GTE in Chicago.  In 1981 he retired to San Diego.

Arnold digitally recorded his family history and war experiences after he retired. He also built intricate model airplanes, played classical guitar, and kept up with all aspects of technology for which he had a lifelong undiminished passion. Shortly before losing his battle with pancreatic cancer he was considering buying a Tesla.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents Isadore and Dora (Stein) Solomon, sisters Pearl, Evelyn, Bea, Grace, and Ruth, nephew Jeff, and niece Judy.  He was the beloved uncle to Darcy, David, Max, Glenn, Randy, Linda, Dorie, Robert, and Beth as well as a special friend of Martha for fifty years.

Funeral services with interment and Full Military Honors will be at 12:30 p.m. this Sunday at the Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery, 612 Lathrop Avenue.

Memorial donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center or Beth Israel Sinai Congregation in Racine are suggested.