Solomon Weisgal, known to all as Sol, passed away peacefully at home in Naples, Florida, on June 10, 2022. Sol was a talented and astute business professional, a mentor and advisor who worked tirelessly for his clients, a competitive athlete, a world traveler, a chef, a gardener – but above all, a strong and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, fiercely loyal to and supportive of his family.
The only child of Joshua and Ida (Klopman) Weisgal, Sol grew up in New York City and attended DeWitt Clinton High School, graduating at 16. He went on to Ohio State University where he studied accounting and fell in love with the woman with whom he would spend the rest of his life, Maurine Pohn. After graduating in 1948, Sol and Maurine married and moved to Chicago where Sol pursued his career in accounting, eventually establishing his own independent financial consulting firm, Solomon A Weisgal, Ltd.
Sol and Maurine raised their family of four sons in Evanston, Illinois. Highlights from those years include family vacations and travel across the US, attendance at sporting events – especially Chicago Bears and Bulls games, concerts at Ravinia, and Sunday barbecues at home with Sol at the grill. As the years went by, Sol and Maurine increasingly spent time in Florida to escape the Chicago cold, eventually building a beautiful home in Naples where they lived until recently.
Sol is survived by his wife of 73 years, Maurine; sons Richard, Larry (Debbie Tully), Jimmy (Nelly Reyes), and Lee (Maria Cuellar); grandchildren Mateo, Angie (Eoin Moynihan), Mariana (Jon Rivera), Hilary (Alex Gurrola), Josh, Sammy and Cassie; and great-grandchildren Katrina, Athan, Jamie, Cameron and Evelyn. He will be remembered by many more extended family members, business associates and friends.
Services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:00 am at Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sol’s memory may be made to a progressive cause that you believe Sol would support.
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