Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-056

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 14, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • J.D. Callaway : jcallawa@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8058

    Memorial Service For Freddie Solomon

    The service is planned for St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa at 11 a.m. on Monday the 20th of February.
    • Monday
    • February 20, 2012
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • St. Lawrence Catholic Church
    • 5225 North Himes Ave.
    • Tampa, FL 33614
    A memorial service is planned for St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa at 11 a.m. on Monday the 20th of February.

    Freddie Solomon Jr, 59 of Tampa Florida lost a valiant fight with colon cancer on February 13, 2012. Freddie attended Lincoln and Sumter High Schools where he graduated in 1971. He entered the University of Tampa and in 1975 Freddie successfully obtained his degree.

    Freddie was a member of the NFL for 11 seasons (Miami Dolphins 1975-77 and the San Francisco 49ers 1978-85). Upon his retirement from the NFL, Freddie served the community for over 20 years as a key member of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

    Preceding Freddie in death was his grandmother Zinker Jones, his sister Shirley Pugh and his Father Freddie Solomon Sr.
    Freddie is survived by his wife of 33 years, Delilah, along with his mother Bessie Solomon, mother-in-law Mae “Sugar” Jeffers, brothers Richard, Oneal and wife Dorothy, Roger and wife Jean, brother-in-laws Lanness and wife Patricia Robinson, William Jeffers, special sister Ida Burns and a host of nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many friends.

    Freddie’s community involvement was immense, and included: providing for children including Back to School events; Christmas programs, Family Fun Days, and Football Camps/Clinics.

    The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the University of Tampa Freddie Solomon Scholarship Fund or HCSO Charities, Inc. or the DeBartolo Family Foundation.
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