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Dr. Sanford "Sam" Harris Solomon
  • Synagogue Emanu-El
    5 Windsor Drive
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“I played basketball often with Sanford at the St. Andrews elem. court in our neighbor. I always found Sam to be a gentle soul with a ready smile. I...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Hoppmann - Charleston, SC

“To the family of Dr. Sam Solomon,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will miss Sam telling his stories and making his co...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Ms. Shelly this is Tee. I cried at learning that Sam passed today at work and I am so very sorry....my heart is truly heavy right now, BUT it was an...Read More »
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4 of 16 | Posted by: Johnte` Porter - Charleston, SC

“TO THE SOLOMON FAMILY. SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF SANFORD. HE WAS A LITTLE OLDER THAN MYSELF BUT HAD THE HONOR OF KNOWING SANFORD THRU MY...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“SHELLEY. SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF SANFORD. SANFORD WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY. SANFORD WAS A LITTLE OLDER THAN MYSELF BUT I HAD THE HONOR OF...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: LARRY LEVINSON - CHARLESTON, SC

“Dear Shelley, I was so shocked to hear of Sanfords passing from my brother Larry. I never knew of Sams illness. Sam and Allen were always very...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“To Sanford's family,I have known this kind, gentle man since we both started as freshmanat The College of Charleston in 1963. He along with Dennis...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Stephen Proctor - Charleston, SC

“My heart is heavy today after learning of Sam's passing. I first met him in the Pharmacy at MUSC. I have never met a kinder and more easy going man...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Chuck Pegram - Greer, SC - Friend

“The God of tender mercy shield the entire family with comfort and peace as you mourn the passing of your love one. Sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Sam was really great person. He will be dearly missed ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Newton - Charleston, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Prayers for you and your family. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley Wetzstein - Charleston, SC

“Dear Solomon family,I don't know you, but my husband, also a CofC graduate, died in March of this year with cholangiocarcinoma. Very quick, and...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Christopher Campbell - SC

“Dear Shelley and family, Ron and I are sending you our love and deepest sympathy at this time of great sadness. Prayers for comfort and peace. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ron and Ruthie Padgett - SC

“Shelley and family, I am so sorry about you losing Sanford. I have known him since 1971 when we started pharmacy school. He has always been such a...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Maguire - Charleston, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: A friend


Dr. Sanford "Sam" Harris Solomon, RPH, 73, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Shelley Solomon, entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 5, 2018, after a short and brave battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, surrounded by his loving family. His graveside service will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Emanu-El Cemetery, Sycamore Avenue, Charleston, SC, 29407, at 3:00 P.M. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Sanford was born May 1, 1945 in Charleston, SC, and was the son of the late Samuel David Solomon and Sylvia Tesler Solomon, as well as the brother of the late Alan Mark Solomon. He grew up in Charleston and graduated with honors from the College of Charleston with a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry. Following college, during the Vietnam War, Dr. Solomon served in the Naval Reserves as a medic corpsman, stationed at Beaufort Naval Hospital. After serving his country, he graduated with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina with a B.S. degree in Pharmacy. He received the William Prout Memorial Award for scholastic excellence in Pharmacy in 1974. He was a member of the Rho Chi Society and the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Solomon was a retail pharmacist for many years where he received the Preceptor of the Year Award from MUSC College of Pharmacy, Class of 1990, for recognition of outstanding contributions to the education and development of future pharmacists, ethics, and clinical practices. He was a "people's pharmacist" who gave of his time to educate and consult with patients. Sam was also inducted into the Channel 5 Hall of Fame. In 2001 he made a transition to clinical pharmacy at MUSC, and then retired in 2013. During retirement, he worked as a clinical pharmacist for Vibra Hospital.
Dr. Solomon loved the outdoors, especially landscaping and taking care of his yard. He enjoyed traveling with his family, classic rock and Motown music, shagging with Shelley, and all sports. Sam will be best remembered as a kind and patient man with a wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Shelley, his two sons; Brad Alden Solomon of Charleston, and Ryan Scott Solomon of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Hedy Solomon, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Maxanne and Donald Abrams; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and his two precious pups, Abby and Bentley.

Memorials may be made to Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, www.cholangiocarcinoma.org, Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston, SC, 29407, Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412, or MUSC School of Pharmacy, MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee St., MSC 450, Charleston, SC, 29425.