Mr Dean Solomon


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Passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020

Aged 86 years.

Beloved husband of Pauline.

Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Suzanne and Andrew, Barry and Grace.

Cherished Grandfather of Cherie and Graham, Michael, Brett (deceased), and Abbie.

Step-father to Andrew.

Great-Grandfather of Leah.

Admired and treasured by many people.

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"Uncle Dean has forever left a hole that can't be filled. His humor and good heart was felt by all that knew him. I can hear him laughing and replay his hilarious expressions when telling funny stories. I am so grateful to have been in his company so many times throughout my teenage years and adult life and will forever have fond memories. I hope he is enjoying a big bowl of nutties baked by Sittoo and no doubt is taking care of his sisters in spirit as he did here. We love you Uncle Dean xxx"
– Juan, Bianca & Lucia Gallego 25th May 2020 - 08:47:28 PM

"Dean, you fought so hard for so long, you are truly an inspiration. Rest In Peace now."
– Steve and Cathy Luccon 22nd May 2020 - 02:09:33 PM

"For over fifty years your friendship, humour and care has been a constant! ... something to be admired, always!
You shall be missed!
Our sincere sympathies to Pauline, Barrie, Susie and Families."
– Keith and Rima Najar 19th May 2020 - 07:53:28 PM

"Uncle Dean, you truly had a heart of gold, now that heart is at rest. I will never forget you and the good times we shared.
Love from Bronwyn, Nadeem, Waleed and their families xxxxxx"
– Bronwyn Rasheed 19th May 2020 - 03:38:54 PM

"Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Dean was truly one of a kind, friend to many and always a story to tell. It was a long journey but you are now at peace. blessings to all the family ♥️"
– Sue Fantasia and Jim Liu 17th May 2020 - 09:45:25 PM

"So sorry to hear of Dean's passing, we often spoke of the Tip Top days and had a chuckle. You will always be remembered in more ways than one.
Sincere condolences to Pauline, Andrew and extended families, RIP Dean
Sending love and strength to you all"
– David and Gail Mills 17th May 2020 - 03:06:48 PM

"My deepest condolences to all of the family and friends. Uncle Dean was one in a million. May he Rest In Peace. Thinking of you all."
– Muna Zahr 16th May 2020 - 04:27:09 PM

"Well Deano, this the last harra, at least you thought so, however we are going to keep reinventing you so that your wise counsel can contribute and continue to influence us all to make sure your legacy lives on. Our sincere condolences to Pauline, Barry, Susie and families. Always in our hearts. Raymond and Sabah."
– Raymond 16th May 2020 - 03:41:09 PM

"Sincere condolences to Barry and extended family, thinking of you at this very sad time R.I.P. Dean🙏🏻"
– Martha Fantasia 16th May 2020 - 12:57:34 PM

"Our condolences to all that knew Uncle Dean. He truely touched each and every one of us.
Uncle Dean I will never forget the smile you put on my face, your red van, the pride you had in cabinet making and the tip tip bread.
The one thing I regret is not spending more time with you. I missed out.
Sending love. Always in my heart xxx"
– Leila Obeid 16th May 2020 - 09:24:19 AM

"Farewell to a beautiful man who brought so much joy to many lives ❤️ Uncle Dean will never be forgotten. Pauline and family are in our thoughts. Loren & Chris Cattermole (Rosie's Grandson)"
– Loren Cattermole 16th May 2020 - 08:47:18 AM

"To Barry, Grace and Abbie and extended family my deepest sympathy on the loss of darling Dean. He was a beautiful man, with a smile for everyone! Treasure your memories! RIP Dean xxxx"
– Sue Hutchinson 16th May 2020 - 02:41:23 AM

"Dean was much loved by his sister Gwenda and her family and will be missed greatly."
– gwenda and family 15th May 2020 - 08:34:48 PM

"Our Deepest Sympathy Pauline.
I have known Dean since I was very young, going on the bread round in the Parker Bros cart & to suburban horse shows with him in the cart. Always a gentleman, sadly missed. Lyn & Barbara Hutchinson"
– Lyndon Hutchinson 15th May 2020 - 05:09:36 PM

"My deepest condolences to the Solomon family, May Dean Rest In Peace 🙏🏽"
– Caterina Bianco 15th May 2020 - 03:52:36 PM

"Sadly we have lost a great character and champion of the Druse community, who will be missed by all."
– Neil & Diana Rasheed 15th May 2020 - 03:35:55 PM

"An honour to have known Dean, if only for a few short years.
Beautiful service.
My thoughts are with Pauline an her family."
– Rae Pullin 15th May 2020 - 03:17:34 PM

"Very sad to hear of Dean's passing.
We were good friends when Dean was around 11 years old.
I recall the happy times in the Solomon home behind Joe's General Store.
Sincere sympathy to Dean's family and to Gwenda.
..... Don Porter"
– Don Porter 15th May 2020 - 03:14:07 PM

"My deepest condolences to the whole family. May he rest in peace, Allah yerhamo."
– Hadi Slayman 15th May 2020 - 03:11:27 PM

"We have only known you for a relatively short time, but we have learned that you were an exceptional person.
We will miss your wit and good cheer at our Payneham Probus Club meetings. Our thoughts are with Pauline, Barry and the family.. Vale Dean"
– Ron Pullin 15th May 2020 - 03:11:04 PM

"Pauline, my thoughts are with you and the family, at this sad time, but remember those you love don’t go away, they walk beside you everyday"
– Bev Little 15th May 2020 - 03:06:39 PM

"He touched so many peoples lives, and will leave a smile and a tear on all their faces, rest in peace"
– Omaya Khizam 15th May 2020 - 02:57:40 PM

"Sending all our love to you all! Love sarz and fab xx"
– Sarah Fantasia 15th May 2020 - 02:51:37 PM

"Sending you all deepest sympathy. I have the fondest memories of Dean. He was such terrific company - a wonderful story-teller and so wise. David and I have always been very grateful for Dean's generosity of spirit and fine workmanship. It was a privilege to know such a wonderful person."
– Suzanne Adams (Wark) 15th May 2020 - 02:50:08 PM

We grieve with you but remember the great times with Dean.
A true gentleman.
Peter and Julie."
– Peter and Julie Smith 15th May 2020 - 02:39:32 PM

"Deepest Sympathy to all on the loss of a great man!
Brian and Bette xx"
– Brian and Bette 15th May 2020 - 02:18:48 PM

"Hey Baz and family,
Dean was a beautiful human who gave of himself selflessly. great wisdom, great skill and wonderful company. a little like yourself Baz.
Stay well.
Fondest regards
David Wark"
– David Wark and family 15th May 2020 - 02:03:10 PM

"Our heartfelt condolences to Pauline and Families. A kind man with a priceless personality. Dean touch our lives in a special way. Sadly missed in our family."
– Peter and Diana Smith and Family 15th May 2020 - 02:01:40 PM

"Sending you all our deepest sympathy, from the Humzy family x"
– Lorna Humzy 15th May 2020 - 01:59:44 PM

"Farewell dearest Dean, may you rest in peace. Your big amazing personality and cheekiness will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Pauline, Barry, Grace, Abbie, Susie, Andy & families. Lots of love, Lonia & Ada Catalano"
– Lonia 15th May 2020 - 01:56:17 PM

"Thank you Grandpa, for all that you did for us Grandkids. It was very special, that you were able to meet your great granddaughter, Leah Peanut in December.
Thank you for the laughs along the way, the runs in the old wagon out to the farm and the runs in the back of your red van when there was no room in the front.
I enjoyed going along with you, when you used to make the wooden bread fronts for the trolleys at Foodland and plodding around in your shed. I still remember the day, when you rubbed your bottom on some random person, at one of the Foodlands, just for a giggle. I still think about that, and wonder what that person thought and if he still talks of this interaction. 🤣
Sorry that we can’t all be together today, but no doubt, in each others thoughts and in spirit.
Until we see you again. Rest easy and much love. Even though, these words were a little hard for you to say out loud, we LOVE YOU Grandpa. 😍"
– Cherie Hamilton 15th May 2020 - 01:56:15 PM

"Sending all my love and prayers to you all on this sad day ............."
– Linds Baker 15th May 2020 - 01:55:49 PM

"Thinking of you all x"
– Hayette Hamood 15th May 2020 - 01:55:41 PM

"Uncle Dean was such a kind man with a big heart. I will never forget all his jokes and how much he made me laugh. He will forever be missed. My deepest condolences to the whole family"
– Melissa Raslan 15th May 2020 - 01:53:46 PM

"Rest in Peace Uncle Dean. Thanks for the memories. Deepest Condolences to Pauline, Barry, Susie and families. Will always be remembered for his wonderful personality, his giving nature and incredible lightheartedness.
Love and hugs to all...."
– Dion, Anne Yasmine Sarah & Sam 15th May 2020 - 01:51:29 PM

"My heart is with you all today Dean was always such a cheery person, that is how I will always remember him. May he rest in peace from all of us from Glen Osmond Road."
– Kelly Rasheed 15th May 2020 - 01:51:07 PM

"Our heartfelt condolences to Barry, Grace, Abbie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
– Anna Catalano and Ian Threlfall 15th May 2020 - 01:47:28 PM

"On this day we say farewell to a wonderful gentleman in Uncle Dean. He was one of a kind - his wit, kindness generosity and honesty will not be forgotten. Our deepest sympathies to Pauline, Barry, Susie and families. May his beautiful soul Rest In Eternal Peace. Lots of Love Salim and Lamya Rabah and family and Fred and Laila Hamzy"
– Lamya Rabah 15th May 2020 - 01:42:30 PM

"Deepest sympathy to Pauline and family. Great memories growing up next to you and Dean. My thoughts are with you. Cindy Avery and family"
– Cindy Avery 15th May 2020 - 01:33:21 PM

"Condolences to the family. What wonderful memories of Dean and his speeches about his life, especially his work at Tip Top. I miss hearing the saw going in his garage early mornings."
– Corrine and Geoff Bateman 15th May 2020 - 01:19:02 PM

"To Barry, family and extended family, my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sending hugs"
– Sonia Hardy 15th May 2020 - 01:14:17 PM

"To Barry. Grace and Abbie, our sincere condolences from Anna. Paul Centofanti"
– Paul 15th May 2020 - 01:11:13 PM

"Dear Barry, Grace, Abbie and extended family, My prayers and thoughts are with you all today. Much love and many hugs to you all. RIP Mr Solomon xoxo"
– Jan Peters 15th May 2020 - 01:05:07 PM

"My Uncle, My Mentor, I will miss your wisdom, love and your humor. Thank you for all you have been to me."
– Dianne Andary 15th May 2020 - 12:32:41 PM

"Uncle Dean a great man who got me on the Norwood band wagon at an early age, can't thank him enough for that, we always waited for him eagerly to deliver the bread with a treat in hand and a joke or two. Deepest condolences to Aunty Pauline, Suzie, Andrew, Barry, Grace, Abbie. May he rest in peace."
– Danny Tabet 15th May 2020 - 12:05:20 PM

"To Barry, Grace, Abbie and entire Family, Our sincere and deepest condolences to you all. Thinking of you, with much love from Teresa, Ezio and Family xxx"
– Teresa Capaldi 15th May 2020 - 12:03:30 PM

"My sincere sympathy to family on loss of a great personality. So many good memories of a good friend. Love Elaine xx."
– Elaine Robertson 15th May 2020 - 11:55:43 AM

"Our sincere condolences to Barry, Grace, Abbie and all the family. A wonderful man who has left so many memories and wonderful stories, he will live on through you all. Love The Solari Family xxxxx"
– Angeline and David 15th May 2020 - 08:30:30 AM

"Our sincere condolences to Pauline, Barry, Grace, Abbie, Suzie and families.
It is with much sadness we farewell Dean. Our wonderful neighbour and friend of 36 years. So many happy memories to treasure of a very special man. Your kindness and support will always be held close to our hearts. "The neighbourhood will never be the same without you Deany!" Forever loved and will be forever missed. Our thoughts are with all of the family at this very sad time. Our love always Marisa, Carlo, Emma, Jamie and Nicole xxxxx"
– Marisa Costanzo 14th May 2020 - 10:53:18 PM

"Our sincere condolences to Pauline, Barry, Grace and families. So very sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. May he Rest In Peace."
– Vince and Anna Marotti 14th May 2020 - 09:51:22 PM

"Dean was a good friend,a man that I trusted him blindfolded. He will be missed. We wish his soul eternal peace and our condolences to dear Pauline and the rest of his family"
– Abil Mouna ,Farris & Annette 14th May 2020 - 09:01:53 PM

"Dear Barry and Family,
Tony and I were both saddened to here of Dean`s passing late last week - our deepest condolences to you Barry and all the family.
Dean always helped in many area`s of the NFC whether it be building or repairing items, attending football games or just calling through to say hello, he was a very special man.
Look after yourself and your family, stay safe.
Love Ann and Tony."
– Ann and Tony Wilkinson 14th May 2020 - 07:41:26 PM

"How can you put into words what Dean was to everyone he knew or had contact with? Witty, family man, loving, charming, giving, caring, fun, cheeky, determined, community minded, overall good guy.
He always had a special place in my life growing up & that special place remained until his passing.
Love & sympathy to Pauline, Suzie, Andrew, Barry, Grace, Abbie & extended family.
He was a legend & will be missed.
Love Sue-Anne & family.
Allah Yirhamou."
– Sue-Anne Badawee 14th May 2020 - 07:15:09 PM

"My deepest condolences to Pauline and family. Will miss his cheekiness and his freindly personality. Love always Shadia 💜"
– Shadia Andary 14th May 2020 - 07:06:57 PM

"Its with great sadness to hear of the passing of uncle Dean, we all remember your smiling happy face when you use to come to our shop never empty handed, Dad (deceased) always had time to sit down have a chat and coffee together with you. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Danny (mum afaf) Keith @ Johnny Raslan."
– Danny Raslan 14th May 2020 - 03:46:03 PM

"My sincere condolences to Barry, Grace, Abbie and all of Dean's family. Dean was a wonderful man, just one of a kind, and I will always fondly remember from my time getting to know him while working at the Norwood Football Club.
Love and Prayers, Carly Marshall"
– Carly Marshall 14th May 2020 - 03:39:13 PM

"To Barry, Grace & Abbie. Our sincere & heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Barry's Dad, Dean. Thinking of you. With love from Ruth & John Ryan."
– Ruth & John Ryan 14th May 2020 - 03:31:18 PM

"To Pauline and Family,
Was saddened to hear of the passing of Dean. I met Dean through working at Tip Top many years ago and always found him to be obliging and easy to talk to. He invited me many times to join you in your box at Norwood oval for the Redlegs games and that was great fun. Loved the BBQ's he did.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves memories no one can steal.
Take Care.
Kindest Regards, Carol Chadwick"
– Carol Chadwick 14th May 2020 - 01:24:28 PM

"It is with a deep sadness we say farewell to Dean. Pauline, Barry, Grace, Abbie and all Dean's family, we are thinking of you at this time. Dean was a good man who loved life and always giving to others something that would make their lives a little better. A local councillor, service club member, a joiner in of community activities and a joiner and carpenter of real ability. The heart and soul of Tip Top Bakery and so much more. One of a kind. Thank you Dean for making our community stronger, more caring and kinder."
– Greg and Rae Crafter 14th May 2020 - 01:03:20 PM

"To Pauline, Barry, Grace, Abbie and the rest of the family; my deepest condolences. Dean was a great friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Love Helen G X"
– Helen Giesecke 14th May 2020 - 09:57:46 AM

"To Pauline and family, Dean was one of a kind. I will be forever grateful for all the kind things he did for me over the years and will never forget our trip to England and America, those memories are for ever. Love Chris and John"
– Chris Venchiarutti 14th May 2020 - 06:51:55 AM

"Condolences to Barry, Grace, Abbie, Pauline & rest of family.
So sorry for the loss of Dean. Lots of hugs and prayers at this sad time."
– Margaret & Tony Caretti 13th May 2020 - 04:12:05 PM

"Sincere Condolences to Pauline, Barry, Suzzane & Families on the loss of Dean who can now finally rest in peace. His fighting spirits against the odds typified his determination to prove his doctors wrong and outlived all their expectations, he wasn't going anywhere soon. Dean has been a friend and family member from as long as I can remember and I have had the privilege to be engaged by him in the business world and join him on countless social activities including our close allegiances to the NFC, Racing interests and the list goes on. He has achieved so much in his lifetime, his love for his family and his humour and entertaining nature touch us all who had the pleasure of his company and will be sorely missed- Ullah Yurhamo"
– Noel & Jouhaina Basheer 13th May 2020 - 03:11:22 PM

"Our condolences to Pauline, Barry, Grace and Suzanne.
Rest in peace mate, you will be missed."
– Richard and Nora Rasheed 13th May 2020 - 03:01:14 PM

"Our sincere condolences to Pauline, Barry, Grace & families on the passing of Dean. We both remember him from when we were children as he had a great sense of humour and was a very friendly person. Our parents knew Dean for so many years as he lived in our area and was a counsellor at the St Peters council. He also did many carpentry jobs in our house in Maylands and also helped our parents in so many ways. Our thoughts are with Pauline and all of his family at this very sad time. May Dean rest in peace."
– Basilia Ficcadenti / Grace De Palma 13th May 2020 - 02:20:28 PM

"Condolences to Pauline and family at this sad time.
Rest In Peace Dean, with lots of your mates who went before you.
Our thoughts are with you
Love Barb & Ken"
– Barbara & Ken Smith 13th May 2020 - 02:10:27 PM

"Dean was a great man and a family friend way back when Josie lived in Maylands. He will always be in our memories; especially when we look around our home and see some of the jobs he did for us, and in helping Michael to build his model boat many years ago. Condolences to Pauline, Barry, Suzanne and families."
– Bill and Josie Galipo 13th May 2020 - 11:57:26 AM

"Sincere condolences to the entire family. Uncle Dean was an amazing, kind and generous man who will be always remembered and loved. Lots of hugs to Aunty Pauline and the entire family"
– Lama Slyman 13th May 2020 - 11:30:57 AM

"Condolences to Pauline: I am very grateful to have been able to socialise in Probus with a good man, a great President of Probus and a witty and eloquent speaker. Vale"
– Peter Hamilton 13th May 2020 - 10:17:11 AM